Help Palestinians in Gaza Access Education!

Help Palestinians in Gaza Access Education!

Dear Amnesty International USA member group:

Thank you for joining our campaign to help Palestinians in Gaza access education. The Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip prevents thousands of Palestinian students from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank – part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinian students also face obstacles if they want to study abroad.

Israeli authorities say the blockade is a response to attacks from Palestinian armed groups. But Israeli authorities are collectively punishing the entire population of Gaza, rather than targeting those responsible for carrying out rocket or other attacks. The majority of Gaza residents are children. Learn More

How can you help Palestinians in Gaza access education?

  1. Endorse the Campaign!

    Click here: http://bit.ly/GazaStatement

    Add your Amnesty International member group as a co-signer of the following statement. We will send it to Congress, the White House, and the Israeli government.

    Statement:

    We call on the Israeli government to stop restricting access to education for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. We urge the Israeli government to completely lift the blockade on Gaza.

    Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip traps over 1.6 million Palestinian civilians. Many are cut off from jobs, medical care, and educational opportunities. 70% of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip now depend on humanitarian aid as a result.

    Israel effectively bars thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank, part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians who want to travel abroad for their studies face significant obstacles as well.

    Israel must stop blocking Palestinians in Gaza from access to the education they desire and to which they have a right.

     
  2. Ask educators to endorse the campaign!

    Dear Professor / Teacher / Educator,

    On behalf of our Amnesty International group , we are writing to ask you to support the right to access education for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    Please click here to add your name to the campaign: http://bit.ly/Educators4Gaza

    Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip traps over 1.6 million Palestinian civilians. Many are cut off from jobs, medical care, and educational opportunities.

    Israel effectively bars thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank, part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians who want to travel abroad for their studies face significant obstacles as well.

    Please join us in calling on the Israeli government to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and to allow Palestinians to access the education of their choice. Join us in calling on the U.S. government to support these efforts.

    Click here: http://bit.ly/Educators4Gaza

    Sincerely,

  3. Ask students to endorse the campaign!

    Dear classmate / student / etc:

    On behalf of our Amnesty International group , we are writing to ask you to support the right to access education for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    Please click here to add your name to the campaign: http://bit.ly/Students4Gaza

    Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip traps over 1.6 million Palestinian civilians. Many are cut off from jobs, medical care, and educational opportunities.

    Israel effectively bars thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank, part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians who want to travel abroad for their studies face significant obstacles as well.

    Please join us in calling on the Israeli government to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and to allow Palestinians to access the education of their choice. Join us in calling on the U.S. government to support these efforts.

    Click here: http://bit.ly/Students4Gaza

    Sincerely,


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS CAMPAIGN, CONTACT:
Edith Garwood (edith.garwood@gmail.com)
Amnesty International USA Country Specialist for Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the Palestinian Authority (IOTPA)