The right to education

The Jewish state punishes all the Gazan people for the acts of a few:

More than 400 would-be university students remain trapped in the Gaza Strip, unable to leave for studies abroad – including one accepted at Ryerson University – and now the Israel Broadcasting Authority is refusing to accept paid advertisements calling attention to their plight.

“There’s a clause in the broadcasting authority’s rules that allows them to refuse a paid ad if the issue is `politically or ideologically controversial,'” said Sari Bashi, executive director of Gisha, an Israeli organization advocating freedom of movement for Palestinians.

“But it’s not a controversial statement to say that everybody, including Gazans, deserves an education.”

Collective punishment is illegal under international law.

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