June 13, 2008
Israeli Court Asks Army to Let Gazan Students Travel
Israel's Supreme Court, joining a chorus of dismay over an Israeli army policy that bans Palestinian students from leaving Gaza to study abroad, has asked the government to "reconsider the policy." Israel imposed the ban after the Islamist group Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in a violent uprising last year.
Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein told Israel's state attorney at a hearing this month that the ban seems "no less harmful to the Israeli interest because we have to