In a July 9th press release, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemned the breaking into of Al Azhar University by members of Hamas’ Executive Force, calling for an investigation into the incident. The group of broke into the campus of Al Azhar University in Gaza City and seized materials from its science laboratories. In their statement, Al Mezan condemned the assault as a violation of the provisions of the Palestinian Basic Law, which “prohibits the entry, surveillance, or inspection of public or private property without a prior judicial order. This conduct is also in breach of articles (19), (20), (21), and (39 to52) of the Palestinian Penal Code. The Palestinian law clearly prohibits seizure of property without a due process.”

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