Palestinian reports: Head of Birzeit University student council detained by Israeli forces

A Palestinian student in a Hamas shirt is tossed in the air during a rally supporting the group as they celebrate a victory in student elections at Birzeit University on the outskirts of Ramallah on May 19, 2022. (Abbas Momani/AFP)
A Palestinian student in a Hamas shirt is tossed in the air during a rally supporting the group as they celebrate a victory in student elections at Birzeit University on the outskirts of Ramallah on May 19, 2022. (Abbas Momani/AFP)

Palestinian media outlets report that the president of the student council at Birzeit University was detained by Israeli forces operating in the area a short while ago.

According to reports, a second student at the university was also detained.

Birzeit University is located close to the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah and it has 25 Hamas representatives on its student council.

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