Palestinians call to boycott Ariel University

A Palestinian official called to boycott academic institutions that function in the settlements at a Brussels convention

Dalit Halevy ,

BDS activists (file)
BDS activists (file)
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Sabri Saidam, the Minister of Education of the Palestinian Authority, called for European countries and their academic institutions to boycott universities and colleges that function within Judea and Samaria.

At a convention in Brussels this week which saw the convening of Institutes of Higher Learning in southern Mediterranean countries, Saidam asserted that European academic institutions maintain friendly ties with Israeli academic institutions within Judea and Samaria, and claimed that stood in contrast to the official policy of European countries.

In a similar vein, substitute speaker for the Palestinian parliament Ahmad Bahar emphasized that the struggle of "the Palestinian nation" is not confined to the borders of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Bahar has previously expressed support for violence against Jews. At a convention for the Al-Ahrar movement, which broke off from the Palestinian Authority and now identifies with Hamas, Bahar said, "The Intifada will continue until Palestine is liberated."