RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.
"When I came here and I didn't find 3G, I felt cut off and insulted," el-Ez said. "This is something that has become a human right, like water, health and education. Why are we, the Palestinians, deprived of it?"