Letter to the Israeli government protesting the ongoing and intensified attacks on Palestinian universities and civil society organizations. We highlight, in particular, the pre-dawn invasion of Birzeit University by Israeli soldiers on 14 December 2021 and the designation, on 22 October, of six Palestinian civil society organizations as "terrorist."
- Birzeit University
Letter Protesting Israeli Army Arrest of 45 Palestinian University Students, and Ongoing Detention of 15 after a Solidarity Visit to a Demolished Home in Turmus ‘Aya
Please see our letter to Israeli officials protesting the Israeli army arrest of 45 Palestinian university students, and ongoing detention of 15 after a solidarity visit to a demolished home in Turmus 'Aya.
MESA CAF protests the brutal murder of BZU student Fadi Washaha and the ongoing targeting of students, faculty, and employees at Palestinian universities as part of a larger campaign against higher education under Israeli occupation.
Letter to Israeli officials protesting the Israeli army and judiciary’s targeting of students at Palestinian universities in the West Bank.
Letter demanding Israel lift the restrictions preventing international academics from staying and working in the West Bank, refrain from imposing arbitrary restrictions on the duration of stay or extension of stay for international academics, and order the publication of a clear and lawful procedure for issuing entry visas and work permits for international academics in the West Bank, to enable the university to manage and maintain its academic freedom.
Letter to Israeli authorities condemning the continued harassment and arbitrary arrests of Palestinian university students by Israeli occupying forces. These arrests and campus incursions violate the right to education and academic freedom, and we call upon Israel to cease these attacks on Palestinian universities.
Letter to Israeli authorities condemning the arbitrary conditions imposed on foreign national academics working (or seeking to work) in Palestinian universities, and the increasing denial of visas (new and renewed) to them.
Israel’s intensified closure policy with particular impact on Birzeit University.
Letter to Palestinian authorities regarding arrest of Birzeit student Ghassan Abdul al-Addassi by the Palestinian Preventive Security Service on March 29, 1998.
Letter to Israeli authorities regarding the arrest on December 10, 1997 and continuous torture of a Palestinian student from Birzeit University.
Letter to Israeli Authorities expressing concern over the strict closures of the West Bank and Gaza Strip causing disruptions to institutions of higher education as well as the harassment of Gazan students in the West Bank including arbitrary denials, delays or non-renewals of student permits.
Letter to Israeli Prime Minister expressing concern over the treatment of Abd al-Aziz Hamdan, a student at Birzeit University who is being subjected to “moderate physical pressures” during interrogations by Israeli authorities in violation of the UN Convention against Torture.
Letter to Israeli Authorities regarding the continued violations against Palestinian students studying in the occupied territories including denials of permits, the continued closure of Hebron University, use of force by the IDF against students, and administrative detentions of students.
Letter to Israeli Authorities expressing concern over the difficulties Gaza students continue to face in attempting to obtain permits to study in West Bank Universities and that for the 1996-1997 no permits have been issued to students who have applied for them.
Letter to the Israeli Military Authority regarding the closure of the road between Ramallah and Birzeit causing severe difficulties for students, faculty and staff of Birzeit University to reach the university leading to a violent clash between protesting students and the army.
Letter to the Israeli Prime Minister expressing concern over the inability of students from Gaza who are enrolled in West Bank educational institutions to pursue their education due to difficulties in obtaining student permits from the Israeli military Authority.
Letter to Israeli Authorities regarding reports that Birzet University student Ahmad Ibrahim Sa’id who has been under arrest since June 1994 and been subjected to torture while in detention.
Letter to Israeli Authorities regarding the detention of Birzeit University students including student activists and leaders some of whom are members of the campus Islamic Bloc and have been held without charges amidst allegations of lack of council and mistreatment.