Israeli special forces unit violently stormed the Birzeit University near Ramallah and arrested five Palestinian students. They are active members of the university’s student union.
A group of undercover Israeli agents, known as “Mista’arvim”, entered the university’s campus from the northern gate and fired live bullets at the students, Birzeit University said in a statement posted on Facebook.
A video shared on social media shows Ismail Barghouti, one of the arrested students, receiving treatment in a hospital after the raid.
The other four students that were arrested are Qassam Nakhleh, Abdel Hafez Sharbati, Walid Harazneh and Muhammad al-Khatib. They are active members of the university’s student union.
Birzeit University condemned the “blatant attack” and called on international and human rights groups to protect educational institutions.
It added that its lawyer is now working to learn the condition of the “kidnapped students”.