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Gaza Access and Movement: 2013 Summary

A year that began in the shadow of operation “Pillar of Defense” and saw tunnel activity stopped almost completely by Egypt – 2013 was not an easy one for Gaza’s residents. An info sheet. 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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Top security officials admit Israel’s policy prevents economic growth in Gaza

Updates on the debate inside the security sector, the destruction of the Gaza-Egypt tunnels and the expansion of Kerem Shalom. Continue reading

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Six more misconceptions about Gaza (the international edition)

In the last post, we attempted to delineate some of the common misconceptions or simplifications about Gaza, which, broadly speaking, are heard most often in Israel. This week, we’d like to list a few more that usually come at us from abroad. Continue reading

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The top 10 reasons why the opening of Rafah Crossing just doesn't cut it

In no particular order of importance, we thought we’d list some of the reasons why the opening of Rafah, while significant and helpful, doesn’t meet all of Gaza’s needs for access and why, as some voices in Israel have recently suggested, it can’t serve as Gaza’s only access point… Continue reading

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A window of opportunity for Israel

As much as the expected opening of Rafah Crossing is welcome, Israel still bears an obligation to allow for movement into and out of the Gaza Strip, including between Gaza and the West Bank. Gisha believes there is now a window of opportunity for Israel to initiate a coordinated operation of the crossings. Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Gaza

The world is watching in awe as events unfold in Egypt, including residents of Gaza who are closely monitoring the uprising and expressing their empathy for the people of Egypt. The events taking place in Egypt, however, have a direct impact on the residents of Gaza. Continue reading

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More than 70 days of waiting

Amid rumors of tension between the Hamas government and Egypt, on Saturday, May 15, 2010, the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt was opened to the passage of people wishing to enter and exit the Gaza Strip. The border had been closed for 72 days prior to this latest opening… Continue reading

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Waiting for the Next Time- an Update on Students Seeking to Leave Gaza

Between March 1 — March 5, 2010 the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt was open, and 4427 people passed through the crossing, including 461 students. Of these students, 100 were returned to Gaza by the Egyptians either because Egypt believed that they would seek to remain in Egypt, or because requested exit documents were missing. According to the latest information, 502 students are presently seeking to leave the Gaza Strip in order… Continue reading

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What One Hand Giveth, the Other Hand Taketh Away

Since Israel sent a search and rescue team and doctors to help earthquake-devastated Haiti, op-eds and articles have praised Israel’s important provision of relief and also attempted to hold up a mirror to the country, showing closure-devastated Gaza just over our shoulder. Some in Israel asked, how is it that aid is rushed half a world away when children are living in half-destroyed homes just an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv? Continue reading

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