Such attacks, in which army forces seized PCs and stole other equipment, are a grave violation of international conventions banning the entrance of military into universities worldwide, it said, adding that these attacks are an attempt to harm the potential of the Palestinian people and especially its youth.
The federation called upon all international academic and human rights organizations throughout the world to prevent similar incidents in the future, and to pressure Israel to honor international laws and to stop such “barbarous acts.”
Meanwhile, Ahmad Tamimi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic University of Palestine, condemned the Israeli raid on the university, in which army seized PCs and other academic equipment during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Tamimi said the attack constitutes a flagrant violation of international treaties which guarantee the right to education, the protection of educational facilities, and which state that they are to be kept uninvolved in any military actions.
However, the Israeli F-16 warplanes, Apache combat helicopters and drones are still flying in Gaza’s sky at low attitude, occasionally F16′s break the sound barrier causing ” sonic booms”.
“This is a crime and an outrageous violation of all international and moral treaties and conventions,” he said, adding: “This testifies to the barbarity of the occupation and its policy aiming at fighting education, which is a pillar for the development of communities.”
Earlier last weekend, Israeli forces stormed the campuses of the University of Birzeit in Ramallah, the Arab American University in Jenin, and the Polytechnic University in Hebron. They confiscated student-owned material and PCs after breaking the main gates.