Peaceful Resistance - Building a Palestinian University under Occupation
Founded against the backdrop of occupation, it is open to all students, irrespective of income. Putting the study of democracy and tolerance at the heart of its curriculum, Birzeit continues to produce idealistic young people who can work to bring about a peaceful future.
Gabi Baramki explains how the University has survived against shocking odds, including direct attacks where Israeli soldiers have shot unarmed students. Baramki himself has been dragged from his home at night, beaten and arrested. Yet Birzeit continues to thrive, putting peace at the heart of its teaching and offering Palestinians the opportunities that only education can bring.
'Gabi Baramki's tireless devotion to Birzeit University has allowed the institution to survive and even thrive against incredible odds' President Jimmy Carter
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