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Anywhere but here

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories arranges for Palestinians’ participation at a conference in Tel Aviv in order to “support the export of produce from Gaza”, while overseeing a policy that is responsible for crippling Gaza export Continue reading

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The lost footnotes of COGAT’s latest report

A new report by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories is comprehensive, thorough and informative, but it tells only part of the story. Gisha conjures up the footnotes COGAT left out, which we hope will help convey a more nuanced picture of the situation. Continue reading

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Only exceptional humanitarian cases? Actually no, not really

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced late last week that he would not allow Gaza runners to participate in today’s marathon in Bethlehem. The reason? “Entry by residents of Gaza into Israel is only allowed in … Continue reading

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No going back

More than 600 residents of Gaza were unable to visit their relatives over the past week, go to conferences or buy merchandise. Why is this cause for concern? Because the decision to close the crossings in response to rocket fire signifies a return to a tactic that was supposed to have become obsolete years ago. Continue reading

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COGAT breaks a new record: Counts containers instead of goods

It’s true that the containers that carry goods out of Gaza return back to the Strip as well, but for COGAT, they are counted as “export”. Also: how easy is it to mistake a ton for a kilogram? Continue reading

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The hard life and times of COGAT’s spokesperson

How hard is it to be COGAT’s spokesperson? Hard enough to make you invent seasons Continue reading

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Gisha, raining on the parade since 2005

The news releases put out by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) are always a paragon of optimistic writing and the latest is no exception. Unemployment is declining, export is on the rise. The optimism is contagious but only if you’re not very familiar with the data. Continue reading

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Who stole Christmas?

Whether they have been naughty or nice, at least two-thirds of Gaza’s approximately 1,500 Christians, including all those between the ages of 16-46 who are excluded from the gesture, won’t be able to celebrate the holiday with their family members Continue reading

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