We are particularly concerned that Palestinian people are having one of their most basic human rights restricted; the right to an education.

an-najah-uniRestriction occurs through the detention and deportation of academics attempting to travel to Palestine through Israel, such as Adam Hanei from SOAS earlier this year.

The renewal of the scholarship scheme and partnership with Al-Najah University is a necessary step to show our support for the right to education and to abide by the university’s key strategies as outlined in The Strategic Plan 2020, “We will build on our successful programmes to deliver, enhance and evaluate real impact, including: Equity and Merit Scholarships, which assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries”.

Considering that a quarter of the Palestinian population live in poverty, we invite the University to honour this commitment.