Category Archives: General

An hour’s drive that took 12 years

Honoring Human Rights Day 2017: A story about a mother and daughter, and the meaning of losing the right to freedom of movement. Continue reading

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Is Palestinian reconciliation good or bad for Israel? That’s not the question.

An opinion piece by Amir Rotem, director of the public department at Gisha, published in Haaretz- Hebrew online edition on October 30, 2017. Continue reading

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Solar power to the people

Given the troubled state of Gaza’s existing power grid and a chronic lack of electricity, alternative methods of producing energy could be a literal lifeline for the two million residents of the Strip. Solar energy, harnessing the abundant sunshine of … Continue reading

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Israel is obligated to supply electricity to the Gaza Strip

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The Gaza electricity crisis – FAQs

Confused about the current electricity crisis? You’ll find everything you need to know here in these FAQs prepared by Gisha. Continue reading

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With Gaza’s electricity crisis worsening, residents face imminent danger

May 3, 2017. Further constraints on Gaza’s electricity supply would be catastrophic. All parties must cooperate now to find solutions. Continue reading

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The dual use list finally gets published but it’s the opposite of useful

Following a prolonged legal battle, COGAT has finally published the “list of dual-use items.” Though this is a step in the right direction, the list itself continues to be highly problematic; the classification of thousands of items as dual-use greatly hinders economic development in Gaza. Continue reading

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Groundhog Day in Gaza

In the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” the star finds himself in a time loop in which he wakes up again and again to find it’s the same day. Israel seems convinced that it, too, is in a time loop, in which it is destined to wake up again and again to find itself in a military operation in Gaza Continue reading

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The battle is not for national service spots, it is for the very foundation of democracy in Israel

Israeli media reported that the National Service Administration is set to take away national service volunteer spots from civil society organizations, including “Gisha”. This reveals a desire to silence legitimate criticism and to prevent public debate over matters of life and death Continue reading

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Making it official: Arabic isn’t just relevant today

For the first time in its history, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, is marking Arabic Language Day – something certainly worth marking, yet the pomp and ceremony may be a little exaggerated Continue reading

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