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The current events in and around Al-Najah National University, the town of Nablus and its villages denote a serious escalation in Israeli practices against civilians and their educational institutions, since the occupation forces that are besieging the University are firing shots at its walls from time to time. Moreover, representatives of the international press are being prevented from entering the town and supplies of food and medical requisites sent to the town and the University are being turned back. On 16 July 1992, the occupation authorities also cut off all telephone communications with the University in order to further isolate it and its occupants from the outside world.
We are submitting this note to you in the hope that you will make urgent representations to the Government of Israel to lift the blockade that has been imposed on Al-Najah National University at Nablus, to permit the besieged students to return safely to their homes, and to lift the blockade on the town Nablus and its population. At the same time, we would be grateful if you would kindly have this note circulated as an official document at the sessions the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and the Commission on Human Rights