Uncertainty over future of Palestinian lecturers

As Israeli students are finishing their final exams, Palestinian students in the occupied territories don’t know whether their institutions will be opening for the coming academic year or if their lecturers will continue to teach, as dozens of lecturers with European and American citizenship are being expelled, writes Daphna Golan for Haaretz.

Around half the foreign lecturers at Palestinian universities started receiving letters last November saying their requests to have their residency visas extended had been refused because they have been “living in the area for more than five years”.

In addition, the foreign spouses of these lecturers are being asked to sign declarations that they do not intend to work. To ensure that they keep this promise, they are asked to pay guarantees of between ILS20,000 (US$5,500) and ILS80,000 (US$22,000), which will be forfeited if it is discovered that they had been working despite the ban.
Full report on the Haaretz site