Monday 9 October 2023 - The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) condemns in the strongest terms every form of violence in which innocent citizens are the victims. We are deeply saddened by recent events in Israel and Palestine, which are causing great loss of life and indescribable suffering for the families and loved ones involved.
VUB believes in the power of dialogue and peaceful negotiation as the only way to solve conflict and reach lasting peace. We call on all parties to step back, refrain from further violence and work together to find a peaceful and fair solution to the conflict in the region.
Our thoughts are with the many victims and their families, and we offer our sincere condolences to them in these difficult times. As an academic community, we remain committed to peace, open dialogue, freedom of opinion and the promotion of mutual understanding.