Last month, our colleagues at the excellent UK charity, Friends of Birzeit University (Fobzu), published an interview with LPHR on the increasing Israeli military targeting of Palestinian university students. The interview was conducted soon after the submission of LPHR’s complaint to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention regarding the ongoing detention of three female Birzeit University students: Layan Kayed, Elyaa Abu Hijla and Ruba Asi. The complaint was jointly submitted with the Palestinian human rights organisation, Addameer.
With Fobzu’s kind permission, we re-publish the interview below to mark Human Rights Day. The content of the interview underscores why LPHR has recently launched the Tom Hurndall Student Protection Project.
As of today’s date, Layan, Elyaa and Ruba remain in unlawful arbitrary military detention.