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12 Aug, 2014

Israel attacks university — with bombs and lies | The Electronic Intifada

By Rami Almeghari

On Saturday, the Israeli military boasted of bombing a “weapons development center” at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG).

I teach journalism at this university. The section of the campus where I work is close to the administrative department, the target of Israel’s dawn attack.

That department hosts teaching staff belonging to all colleges of the university: medicine, literature, engineering, commerce and others. It does not have a “weapons development center.”

Contrary to what Israel claims, Gaza universities do not have departments dedicated to military research or training. This is in contrast to Israeli universities which play an integral role in the military occupation and weapons development and have actively promoted the onslaught in Gaza.

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