Tag Archives: Israel

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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What did the UN Security Council resolution leave out?

The divide created between the West Bank and Gaza is no coincidence. Rather, there is a political vision that seeks to fragment the Palestinian territory and thus undermines the rights dependent on access – the right to family life, to livelihood, to education and yes, also to self-determination. Continue reading

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Freedom of movement – a right I took for granted until…

Noam Rabinovich was drawn to reflect on her own experience when Gisha took on the case of R., a young woman of 16 from Gaza who was accepted to a United World College, but needed our intervention to get a travel permit to attend school Continue reading

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Checking the “dual-use” list twice

The items Israel classifies as “dual-use”- that is, items that can be used for both civilian and military purposes – whose entrance to the Gaza Strip is restricted, is much broader than international standards dictate. In the balance between security needs and harm to civilian lives, it appears that Gaza residents don’t even figure. Continue reading

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Wood is also essential for reconstruction

A man from Gaza was arrested in late August for allegedly selling construction materials to militant operatives in the Strip. Construction materials have continued to enter Gaza despite this and rightfully so. For the same reason, Israel must allow entrance of wood to the Strip Continue reading

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Marketing of furniture from Gaza in Israel permitted – wood to the make the furniture is not

Israel recently announced it would allow sale of Gaza-made furniture in its territory. Why weren’t Gaza’s furniture manufacturers pleased? Israel all but bans wood from entering the Strip. The latest farce, brought to you by the Gaza closure. Continue reading

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Gaza Fact Check: 10 myths for 10 years of disengagement

A decade ago, Israel removed its settlements and dismantled its last remaining military base inside the Gaza Strip. Since then, the myth-making about Israel’s policy in Gaza has thrived. How close are the myths to reality? Continue reading

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Catching the right wave

Young surfers are a rare sight on Gaza’s long and beautiful coastline. One American organization hopes to change that and is sending Ibrahim Arafat from Gaza all the way to Hawaii to receive training on opening and running a community center for surfing. Six months later, Israel allows the surfer to exit Gaza. Continue reading

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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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What you need to know about Gaza

Gaza is in the news again and everyone seems to have an opinion though very few seem to know the facts. Regardless of your viewpoint, analysis and conclusions, here are some important things to know. Continue reading

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