The first semester at Al Azhar University since Israel quit the land it occupied for four decades has been a bust. School has been closed for more than a month.Of course the author of the article likes to blame Israel as much as the Palestinians for the Gaza chaos, because if he didn't he wouldn't be "even-handed."
The problem began in October, when a dean at Gaza's largest university ejected a male student from a women's-only patio area. The next day, about 50 armed relatives of the student -- many police officers -- barged into a weekly meeting of the deans and yanked university president Adnan Al Khaldi by his shirt from the office, down the stairs, through the front plaza and off the campus before releasing him.
The university staff was promised action by Palestinian politicians and security chiefs. But nothing happened, and Khaldi has since put his 14,000 students on recess.
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