GAZA, 10th May, 2016 (WAM) — The Student Union at the University of Chile’s Law Faculty has voted to approve a resolution prohibiting any academic interaction with Israel or its citizens.

According to a report by Israel Radio, some 56 percent of students at the University of Chile’s Law School voted in favour of banning activities in the law school that involve the participation of functionaries of Israel or that are funded by the Israeli embassy.

Over 64 percent voted that University of Chile, the largest and one of the most prestigious in the country, should not maintain links with Israeli universities, which they claim “directly contribute to the violation of human rights of the Palestinian people.”

The Palestinian Federation of Chile celebrated the vote, calling it a demonstration against “Israeli Apartheid”. Chile in general has adopted an anti-Israel stance at international forums. The Palestinian community in Chile is believed to be the largest outside of the Middle East.