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Why some Gazan professors are selling their homes

The financial crisis plaguing the Islamic University in the Gaza Strip forced some of its employees to seek the help of charitable institutions.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic University of Gaza — which is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the Gaza Strip — has been battling a financial crisis for 2½ years now.

The repercussions of this crisis have started to clearly manifest; the university closed its gates for three days in January following disagreements between its administration and its staff union about the rights of employees at the university. The union subsequently resigned.

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