Tag Archives: Erez crossing

The public’s right to know

The slow drip of information on possible changes to Gaza access policy are a reminder that we, the people of Gaza and Israel, who were under fire for 50 days, know very little about what our leaders are up to. Don’t we have a right to know what was agreed upon in Cairo that brought Operation Protective Edge to an end, and what about the other things that are up for discussion at the negotiating table? Continue reading

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What the MFA got wrong on Gaza

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a new communique entitled “Behind the Headlines: The Myth of an Israeli Siege on Gaza”. It’s worth reviewing some of their claims. Continue reading

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Due to rocket fire

Until recently, Palestinians could get a permit to travel from Gaza if they had a tragedy or a wedding in the family. Today, even this is all but impossible. Why? 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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Your application meets the criteria: Kindly wait and your request will be answered once it’s too late

We often write about how the criteria for Palestinians’ exit from the Strip are narrow and bizarre to the point of arbitrariness. Even those who do meet the criteria and against whom no security claims are raised go through a long and complicated bureaucratic ordeal which doesn’t always guarantee they’ll actually get to travel. Continue reading

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Gaza 2013: Snapshot

What is the cause of the electricity shortage in Gaza? Why are medicines lacking? What’s the fishing zone limit? How close can one approach to the border fence? Access issues in Gaza today in seven parts. 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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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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10 facts about the connection between the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel

Any arrangements reached in the framework of the ceasefire agreement must respect the rights of Palestinians to travel between Gaza and the West Bank. Ten facts about the strong connection between the areas. Continue reading

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What we want from Noam Chomsky

An article published by Noam Chomsky about his visit to Gaza made a lot of the noise on the net. What’s the problem? The facts. Continue reading

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