On Tuesday, 26 August 2008, a bomb exploded in a classroom in the
campus of al-Azhar University in the west of Gaza City, but causing
no casualties. This incident is part of the state of security chaos
prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately
11:30 on Tuesday, 26 August 2008, a bomb placed in a classroom on
the first floor of al-Katiba building, which is designed for
humanitarian studies college, at al-Azhar University in the west of
Gaza City. The room was heavily damaged, but no casualties were
reported. A number of college students had attended an exam in the
room shortly before the explosion.
It is worth noting that acts of violence were reported on Sunday, 24
August 2008, between supporters of Hamas and Fatah blocs at the
university, in which a number of students and administrative staff
members were attacked.
PCHR is gravely concerned over this latest
attack, which is part of the state of security chaos prevailing in
the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls for respecting
university life and academic freedoms.