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“Israel” Faces Academic Boycott in Italy

“Israel” Faces Academic Boycott in Italy
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By Staff, Agencies

Pro-Palestine demonstrations continue across Italy while an increasing number of Italian universities are voicing their firm opposition to the apartheid “Israeli” entity’s  massacres in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank through boycott campaigns.

Earlier this week, the University of Palermo severed ties with “Israeli” researchers and universities over the genocidal war on Gaza.

The Palermo University's academic senate suspended an EU student exchange program with Tel Aviv, while announcing that measures aiming to support the Palestinian education system will be taken.

Also, Turin University's academic senate has recently opted not to take part in a call for scientific cooperation with the “Israeli” entity, issued earlier this year, in protest of the skyrocketing number of civilian deaths caused by the entity in Gaza.

Hundreds of university staff in Pisa, Bari, Rome and Florence have asked the university administrations to uphold the fundamental values of humanity and solidarity in the face of the "repugnant massacre that is taking place in the Gaza Strip."

Students at a number of prominent Italian university campuses have set up encampments in solidarity with Palestinians and in protest against the “Israeli” entity’s brutal attacks on Gaza.

At Rome's University of La Sapienza students underline that their actions aim to press the university to stop cooperation with the entity and the Italian government to halt arms exports to Tel Aviv.

In April, over two thousand Italian academics from various Italian universities signed an open letter that reminded the Italian institutions of their obligation to prevent, and not to be complicit in, acts of genocide according to the 1948 UN convention.

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