Tag Archives: closure

The closure didn’t stop the Gaza tunnels

Although Israel has been imposing restrictions on the entrance of construction materials to Gaza since 2007, tunnels were still built. How did this happen? Shattering an illusion. Continue reading

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Gaza’s future: 15 facts that can’t be ignored

IsraeIi Minister of Transportation Israel Katz fantasizes about completely separating Israel and the West Bank from Gaza and he’s not alone. But reality bites and some things can’t just be wished away. Continue reading

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Building in ruins

Israel’s decision to prevent the transfer of construction materials to Gaza’s private sector, and severely restrict materials for international projects, is entering its ninth month. The ban has further harmed Gaza’s economy and may have a serious impact on the entire region. Continue reading

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Tilbani and the biscuit factory

The strange story of a shipment of biscuits that made the long journey from Gaza to Italy in search of the right packaging Continue reading

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Bennett is right: There is no siege on Gaza

On the same day that Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett says there is no siege on Gaza, senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office say that lifting the Gaza closure is out of the question. We clarify the terminology. Continue reading

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"Unfortunately, the population will have to pay"

Following rising tensions on the Gaza-Israel border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon discusses his decision to stop the sale of construction materials to the Gaza Strip. The population, he says, will have to pay the price. Continue reading

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How did the lulav do it?

For six years, goods from Gaza could not be sold in Israel and the West Bank – not strawberries, not tomatoes, not furniture. Only one product managed to crack the closure. How did the lulav do it? Continue reading

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How to get from counting calories to adding jobs

Israel may no longer be counting calories, but the restrictions that remain continue to hamper the ability of thousands of individuals to engage in dignified, productive work. Continue reading

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The slipshod affair

Even before the Gaza flotilla and the incident involving the Marmara in May 2010, Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) had already suggested that the closure of the Gaza Strip be eased. There was no public debate then – what about now? Continue reading

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Minister Vilnai’s Time Travels

The answer of home front defense minister Matan Vilnai to a parliamentary question of MK Zahava Gal-On makes us wonder: Where was Vilnai in the last 4 years? Continue reading

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