Oct. 6, 2017
False Claims and Advocacy Journalism by Britain’sIndependent – Adam Levick (UK Media Watch)
A headline in theIndependent on Sep. 27 claims that Palestinian student Mohammed Awad was denied an exit visa from Gaza and may have to forfeit his place at the University of London.
A spokesperson for Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) told us that Awad’s application was approved for travel onNov. 14, the exact date requested.
The article further alleges that “permission to leave Gaza is notoriously difficult to obtain,” a process characterized as “Kafkaesque.”
However, according to COGAT, since 2014, more than 300,000 crossings from Gaza to Israel have been recorded by Palestinians who have managed to navigate this “Kafkaesque” process.