Israeli restrictions on Palestinian universities draw rebukes

International and local organisations are stepping up pressure against Israeli restrictions that would hurt Palestinian universities by limiting their ability to recruit foreign professors and students, writes Tarek Abd El-Galil for Al-Fanar Media.

The Israeli directive, issued in February, was scheduled to go into force this month, but Israel has delayed putting it into effect until July in response to objections raised by an Israeli human rights organisation, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The Israeli group, HaMoked, has threatened legal action against the restrictions. But Israel has also come under pressure from other organisations that advocate for education rights and academic freedom, including Scholars at Risk and the Middle East Studies Association of North America.
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