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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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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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Cold comfort

The siblings of a recently widowed woman cannot visit her because they’re in the West Bank and she’s in Gaza – separated by travel criteria Continue reading

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Wait, so when do we shoot?

How close to the fence can Palestinians from Gaza get before their lives are put at risk? It looks like even the IDF spokesperson isn’t quite sure. 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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"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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The tunnel to Ein Hashlosha: Five short questions

The IDF says that the tunnel that was uncovered last week was built using Israeli cement. What does it all mean? 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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Seven ways to avoid answering Freedom of Information applications

Every year, we send dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applications to state bodies. The conclusions so far: state authorities are fabulously creative when they do not want to answer. Seven short examples follow. Continue reading

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What happened to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza?

The official blog of the Israeli army recently featured a photo of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, claiming the image was from Gaza. It may have been an honest mistake, but there is a lesson to be learned from it. Continue reading

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