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U.S. Restores Fulbright Scholarships to Gaza Students

June 2, 2008

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GAZA CITY (CNN) — The U.S. has reversed its decision to take Fulbright scholarships away from seven Gaza-based students, saying it is working with Israel to let them leave the Palestinian territory to study at American universities. Student Hadeel Abukwaik, 23, says she hopes to have an exit visa to leave Gaza for the U.S. […]

U.S. cancels Fulbright scholarships for Gaza students

May 30, 2008

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From Kevin Flower CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM (CNN) — The U.S. government has taken Fulbright scholarships away from eight students in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, citing Israeli travel restrictions imposed on the Hamas-ruled zone, a U.S. official said Friday. Israel maintains tight control of the border with Gaza in such checkpoints as the […]