In July 2018 Israeli forces raided Hind al-Husaini College and al-Quds University under orders from Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan, whose office said that an academic conference planned to occur promoted “incitement” against the state of Israel. Over a dozen participants were briefly detained and given orders to appear before Israeli Intelligence officers at a later date. The two-day conference, titled “The Fourth Academic Conference on the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem,
Imad al-Barghouti, a 53-year-old professor of astrophysics at al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, was arrested at an Israeli military checkpoint near the village of Nabi Saleh in the central-occupied West Bank. He had been returning home to a nearby village.
Barghouthi was previously arrested in 2014 while passing though the Israeli-controlled border to Jordan on his way to a conference in the United Arab Emirates and was interrogated about material he had posted on Faceb
Israeli forces stormed the campus of al-Quds University in the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis early on Tuesday morning, damaging property, local sources told Ma’an. Israeli troops raided the university campus at 3 AM and left at 5 AM. During the two hours, they locked campus security guards in one room after breaking their walkie-talkies. The soldiers then ransacked a building hosting the Dean of Students and destroyed property, including printers. Israeli forces also stor
More than two weeks of violence have sparked concerns of a full-scale uprising. The arson attack on Joseph's Tomb in Nablus came as Palestinians called for a "Friday of revolution" against Israel, and clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip saw Israelis kill two Palestinians, one a student, and wound 98. President Obama has called on both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to tamp down on inflammatory rhetoric. The violence began on October 1 when a suspected cell of the I