The Israeli blockade prevents thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank - part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinian students also face major obstacles if they want to study abroad as well. Urge the Israeli government to completely lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and allow Palestinian students in Gaza the freedom to access education. Learn more
We call on the Israeli government to stop limiting access to education for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. We urge the Israeli government to completely lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip. Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip traps over 1.6 million Palestinian civilians. Many are cut off from jobs, medical care, and educational opportunities. 80% of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip now depend on humanitarian aid as a result. Israel effectively bars thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank, part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians who want to travel abroad for their studies face significant obstacles as well. Israel must stop blocking Palestinians in Gaza from access to the education they desire and to which they have a right.
Our goal is to publicly demonstrate that U.S. professors, educators, and students support the right of Palestinians to access education. We also want to show public support for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. We will deliver petition signatures to key decision-makers in the U.S. and Israeli governments. We will not share your personal contact information with these decision makers. If you do not want your school affiliation to be public, you may leave that section blank.
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