On 17 January, the Israeli military detonated 315 mines to destroy Gaza’s last standing university, al-Israa University, located south of Gaza City.
For 70 days prior, the Israelis occupied the university as a military base, posting snipers in its buildings and using it as a detention and interrogation centre.
According to university authorities, prior to the detonation, Israeli soldiers looted the university museum, which contained 3,000 artefacts dating back as far as the Roman era.
With al-Israa University’s destruction, Israel has now destroyed or damaged all of Gaza’s 12 universities and targeted 280 government schools and 65 UN schools, many of which were sheltering civilians when they were attacked.
Al-Israa University vice-president Dr Ahmed Alhussaina discusses Israel’s war on Gaza’s educational and cultural institutions.
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Produced by The Chris Hedges Report