Palestine urges world boycott against settlement university

The Palestinian Higher Education Office also condemned the decision and urged universities worldwide to boycott the institution.

Palestine urges world boycott against settlement university

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel upgraded a college in a occupied West Bank settlement to a university on Monday, reflecting an intention not to leave occupied land in any peace deal with the Palestinians.

The Palestinian Higher Education Office also condemned the decision and urged universities worldwide to boycott the institution.

The decision gives the Ariel campus, established in 1982 near the city of Nablus, the same status as universities inside Israel.

It comes after Israel announced plans to expand other settlements on occupied land, drawing protest from European governments and the United States.

Most world powers see Israeli settlements on land that Palestinians seek for a state as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

European nations and Washington have criticised Netanyahu's plans to build as many as 6,000 more settlements.

European governments have summoned Israeli ambassadors to protest at the expansion of settlements. 

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