Tag Archives: Gaza

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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Bursting at the seams with potential

The textile industry has historically been one of the most important sectors of Gaza’s economy. Starting at the end of 2014, there was a narrow opening for the renewed sale of Gaza-made goods in the West Bank and then Israel and the sector began to recover. Unfortunately, blocks on permits and other restrictions are obstructing further progress. Continue reading

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10 things that can be done to improve economic activity in Gaza

A new animated film by Gisha explores the impact of restrictions on freedom of movement on life in Gaza, particularly since 2007, through the story of Noor, an imaginary character, who encounters the owner of Al Awda, Tilbani, the Strip’s real-life Willy Wonka. Continue reading

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Gaza’s sewage is overflowing

The ongoing electricity crisis in Gaza is impacting the coast, and not just in Gaza. Now, the fear is that what small efforts were made in recent years to make improvements to Gaza’s crumbling infrastructure may come to naught. Continue reading

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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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A procedure so special it applies to no one

Response to Gisha’s Freedom of Information request reveals: Procedure allegedly enabling Gaza residents to relocate to the West Bank in exceptional circumstances is in fact designed for rejecting applications rather than accepting them. 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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New law targets Gisha

A law that takes away one volunteer position in our organization will not seriously harm our work. The attempt at thought control and the undermining of our capacity as a society to discuss and debate critical life and death issues that affect the future of us all Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the dentist?

Israeli authorities seized trucks transporting medical equipment into Gaza and refused to let the supplies enter the Strip. Why? Because of miniscule quantities of mercury contained in substances used to make dental fillings. Another small example of the endless absurdity called “the closure on Gaza.” Continue reading

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