Shin Bet recruiters enticing Palestinian medical students with Jerusalem entry permits
Students claim security service blocked medical training after they refused to spy for Israel.
By Amira Hass
The two students told Haaretz that a "Captain Biran" who said he was the Shin Bet agent responsible for monitoring the university told them to report on other students and their activities as a condition for renewing their entry permits. After both refused, they were effectively prevented from choosing a residency specialty and continuing their medical training.
The Shin Bet said in response that the two students' entry permits had not been renewed for security reasons. The agency did not refer to the students' allegations that agents tried to blackmail them in exchange for renewing their permits.