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Haaretz::Israel bans Gaza woman from studying human rights in West Bank

12-07-2010 00:00

Israel bans Gaza woman from studying human rights in West Bank The flow of goods into Gaza may have eased - but for Palestinians, restrictions on movement remain tight.
By Amira Hass The day after Barack Obama praised Benjamin Netanyahu for easing the blockade of Gaza, the High Court of Justice supported the state's position that a lawyer from the Gaza Strip should not be allowed to leave it so she can study for a master's degree in human rights at Birzeit University in the West Bank.
Justices Miriam Naor, Hanan Melcer and Isaac Amit wrote in a ruling they handed down on Wednesday, in the case of 29-year-old Fatma Sharif: 'We are not convinced that under the present political and security situation, the personal circumstances [of the petitioner] justify intervention in the decision of the respondent [the defense minister].
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