Srinagar: Disguised Israeli forces have stormed Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank and seized the head of the university’s student council, media reports said on Friday.
According to reports two students were reportedly injured by gunfire during the raid.
Omar Kiswani was taken by Israeli soldiers who reportedly posed as journalists. The university posted footage of Wednesday’s raid online, showing a group of six men pinning Kiswani down and pointing their guns at onlookers.
According to media reports quoting the university, the attackers “carrying firearms in their backpacks, entered the campus during working hours and attacked the student in front of the Student Council Building.” It also called the operation a “barbaric intrusion” and said that two students were recovering in hospital after being injured when the Israeli forces fired into the campus.