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In fear of popular protests Israel is now ramping-up the targeting of Palestinian universities

In fear of popular protests Israel is now ramping-up the targeting of Palestinian universities

Once more, the West Bank is at the brink of a popular uprising as whatever semblance of a political horizon has completely faded in the last two years. To stifle any potential movement for popular mobilization, the Israeli army is cracking down on Palestinian schools and universities as it is Palestine’s educational institutions that have always served as the catalyst for collective revolts. News coverage of recent days focused mostly on the killing of two Israeli soldiers by a suspected Palestinian on December 12, which itself followed the killing of four Palestinians within a few hours, in the West Bank. But that was a mere episode of an ongoing Israeli campaign of harassment, arrests and violence which has been underway for months. It is only logical that Palestinians in the West Bank will once more rise in protests – the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is expanding illegal settlements and entrenching its colonial endeavors throughout the area. This includes new…

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