Reports & Data
The Palestinian economy in the Gaza Strip – a path to long-term development
May 2012: “Realizing Potential”, a report by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, examines the barriers to development faced by Gaza’s health care system and economy. We share here the second chapter of the report, which was written by Gisha. The chapter provides a historical overview of movement restrictions placed on Gaza and offers insight into the potential development of its economy should those restrictions be removed.
Reconstructing the Closure: Will recent changes to the closure policy be enough to build in Gaza?
December 2010. Following the flotilla incident, on June 20, 2010, the government of Israel announced its intention to allow most goods into Gaza, including building materials for specific, international projects. This position paper examines the implementation of those declarations, highlighting the impact of the restrictions which remain in place.
Facts Behind MFA Report on "Easing" of Gaza Closure
July 2010. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a report detailing steps taken to improve Gaza's economy pursuant to a June 20, 2010 Israeli Cabinet decision to "ease" the closure. Gisha analyzes what is true and what would be more true about the MFA report.
Unraveling the closure of Gaza: What has and hasn't changed since the Cabinet decision and what are the implications?
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July 2010. On June 20, 2010 Israel’s Security Cabinet issued a plan to facilitate access for civilian goods entering Gaza and expand economic activity. In this position paper, Gisha assesses the cabinet's plan and the situation on the ground in Gaza in the weeks following the cabinet decision.