RAMALLAH, Friday, September 16, 2022 (WAFA) – The Right to Education Campaign today condemned the Israeli military raid that resulted in the detention of 10 students of Birzeit University as “outrageous”.
The Right to Education Campaign (REC) said in a press statement that the Israeli Occupying Forces continue to target Birzeit University students as over 20 students were arrested in a predawn raid as they were on a group trip at Al-Zarqa spring, close to Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah.
The soldiers eventually arrested 10 of the students and released the others.
”The Right to Education Campaign rejects this outrageous attack, which constitutes as a direct violation of their basic human rights, including their right to education,” the statement read.
REC added that it was following up on the detained students’ cases, and called on all legal and relevant human rights organizations to stand by their role in protecting the rights of Palestinian students.
Founded in 1988, REC introduced itself as the product of a long history of activism at Birzeit University in response to the ongoing violations of academic freedoms and the right to education at Palestinian educational institutions by the Israeli Occupation's forces.