Palestinian university students seized in Israeli arrest raid

Photo: Ziv. Photo for illustrative purposes.

On Thursday morning, 16 November, Israeli occupation forces seized at least 30 Palestinians, especially targeting active and involved students at An-Najah and other universities. Occupation forces stormed the city of Nablus from several directions, raiding homes; they seized Musa Dweikat from the town of Balata, a student council representative of the Islamic Bloc.

Ahmed Darwish, another student, was seized from his home in the city, and Walid Louay al-Ashqar from his workplace in a cafe, and Hamid Ayyad and Shadi Issa from their homes in Nablus. Bara Nawaf al-Ammar, previously jailed by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority and a student at the College of Law, was seized from his home in Kafr Qalil south of the city as was fellow student Mohammed Abdel-Latif Ramadan.

Meanwhile, in al-Khalil, Abdel-Hakim Nasser Abu Arqoub, a student at the Palestine Polytechnic University, was seized by the Israeli occupation. Student activists are frequently targeted for arrest and persecution by the Israeli occupation forces, including being held without charge or trial under administrative detention.

They also seized Moataz al-Issam, Hamza Nawawrah, Tamer Sobeh, Mohammed Hamideh and Ibrahim Hamideh from Bethlehem area, as well as Hassan Sajidiyeh and Mahmoud al-Lozi from Qalandiya refugee camp and Jihad Sinjawi from Kafr Aqeb.