Step 1: Students, Educators, and Alumni - Sign the Petition!
We demand that the Israeli government stop limiting access to education for Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government must also 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 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. These students are forced to pursue limited higher education options in Gaza or find resources to travel to other countries. They are not allowed to pursue nearby programs in the West Bank, home to over 2.5 million fellow Palestinians.
Israel must stop blocking Palestinian students in Gaza from access to the education they desire and to which they have a right.
U.S. President Barack Obama
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