Students from the Gaza Strip were denied the right to enroll in Israeli universities by a decision of the Israeli High Court of Justice this week. The case of Wisam Madhoon, a Gaza resident who wanted to study environmental science at Tel Aviv University, was brought by Gisha, an Israeli non-profit organization for freedom of movement of Palestinians. The court ruled in favor of the Israeli state, claiming that Gaza residents have no inherent right to study in Israel and that security and diplomatic issues are main reasons for barring them from higher education. (You know, all Palestinians are “Terrorists”) Madhoon, 28, has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from a university in Malaysia where he researched the environmental impact of project on air pollution. Back in Gaza, he works at a developmental organization and aspires to enroll in the Ph.
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