A request to broaden the criteria for exit permits from the Gaza Strip for reasons of participating in mourning rituals
Gisha Director Sari Bashi has written to Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) with a request to broaden the criteria for exit permits from the Gaza Strip for reasons of participating in mourning rituals. Currently, residents of Gaza are permitted to enter the West Bank to take part in the mourning rituals of first-degree relatives only. The criteria does not provide for the participation in mourning rituals when an individual seeks to console his or her first-degree relative on the passing of one of the relative's family members. Gisha asked COGAT to expand the current criteria to allow family visits also in cases in which an individual seeks to console a first-degree relative.
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