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Getting Here

NPR reports on one student’s long journey from the Gaza Strip to the University of Indianapolis.

“There are only two legal ways in and out of the Gaza Strip. Egypt runs one, and has sharply restricted crossings after the military takeover in July, citing security. Israel tightly controls the other. Abuassi’s first challenge was getting permission from Israel to go to an interview for a student visa at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem…I feel like my life is all about permits, all about endless papers, all about borders, all about complications,” she says. “And I have to give reasons why I would travel. But I’ve been out of Gaza, and I know what it’s like to be free.”

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Fida'a Abuassi; photo courtesty of NPR

Fida’a Abuassi; photo courtesty of NPR