The US State Department: It is our hope that we will be able to get back in the business of helping Gazan students study in the West Bank.
October 16, 2012. The State Department stated yesterday that it hoped to be able to help students from Gaza study in the West Bank in the future. This after the State Department did not grant scholarships for the current academic year to students from Gaza.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that the United States had canceled A-PLUS scholarships to Palestinians students from Gaza who had hoped to study at West Bank universities. In a State Department press briefing yesterday, Spokesperson Victoria Nuland denied that the scholarships were cancelled and instead insinuated that they had never been officially granted after the State Department was informed by Israel that "no new permits" would be issued for students.