Israeli universities help Shin Bet torturers recruit students

Israeli universities are passing on personal information about their students to Israel’s Shin Bet secret police.

According to Haaretz, the universities give the internal intelligence agency (which is notorious for its use of torture) lists of their graduates, including identity card numbers, to use in an effort to recruit them.

The revelation will likely bolster support for the international boycott of Israeli universities called for by Palestinians.

The matter came to light when “a number of social activists, along with thousands of other citizens, received a letter from the Shin Bet saying that, ‘according to the data in our possession,’ they had been deemed qualified for various positions in the Shin Bet’s intelligence operation,” Haaretz reports.

Israeli universities help Shin Bet torturers recruit students | The Electronic Intifada.

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