Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Late to School, but out of Gaza at last

Around 700 Palestinians were allowed out of the Gaza Strip yesterday, in a rare move since the security clampdown at the borders which followed Hamas's enforced takeover in June. Most were pilgrims on the way to Mecca, but there was also a number of students heading for courses abroad. These students included Khaled Al-Mudallal, finally on his way to Bradford University. His case was put forward by the Israeli human rights organization Gisha, who had petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court for a ruling. Meanhwile, Israeli schools public high schools remain on strike as teachers seek a wage increase and lower class sizes. Even Hebrew U locked its gates at Mt Scopus, demanding a resolution to the prolonged strike. At Tel Aviv University today is a lockout.

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