Access to Education

Legal Activity

Gisha files High Court petition for a response to an application for travel abroad for post-graduate studies
HCJ 7767/17 Omar Shawa et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. October 30, 2017 (Read More »)

Gisha petitions High Court to allow two 16-year-old musicians to exit Gaza to participate in an international workshop in Jordan and performances in Jordan, the West Bank and Israel
The petition was filed on July 20, 2017. On August 1, 2017, the two musicians traveled to Jordan. (Read More »)

Gisha petitions to allow travel of undergraduate students from Gaza, on par with criteria in place for travel of graduate students
HCJ 5651/17 T.T. et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed July 12, 2017) (Read More »)

Gaza resident manages to leave the Strip for graduate studies in Sweden following a petition filed by Gisha
HCJ 4653/17 W.J. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed June 8, 2017) (Read More »)

Gisha petitions court against Gaza CLA refusal to allow a physician to attend a visa interview at the American Consulate in order to attend training in the USA
March 2, 2017. Gisha filed an administrative petition with the Court for Administrative Affairs, on behalf of a young physician from the Gaza Strip who wishes to undertake medical training in the USA. (Read More »)

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Publications

New factsheet: “Security blocks” restricting exit from the Gaza Strip disrupt the lives of thousands New factsheet: “Security blocks” restricting exit from the Gaza Strip disrupt the lives of thousands
Latest update: December 2016. A new factsheet summarizes and analyzes Gisha’s research on Israel’s increasing use of “security blocks” that prevent Palestinians from exiting the Gaza Strip for various purposes, even when the individual fits the narrow criteria imposed by Israel. (Read More »)

Gaza 2015: A few steps forward, several steps back
April 2016. Gisha’s analysis of data on access and movement from the first full year since Operation Protective Edge and explanation for why, despite declared efforts, the situation in Gaza remains dire. (Read More »)

Access Kit: A guide to procedures and protocols which regulate access Access Kit: A guide to procedures and protocols which regulate access
March, 2016. The procedures impact millions, while few are aware they can be found in writing. (Read More »)

Separating land, separating people
June, 2015. A new position paper by Gisha analyzes what Israel calls the “separation policy”, in the context of control over the Palestinian territory (Read More »)

Student travel between Gaza and the West Bank 101
September 2012. Gisha believes that Palestinian students have a right to study in the Palestinian universities established for their benefit, in Gaza and the West Bank. Israel should lift the 12-year old ban on student travel from Gaza and instead adopt a policy that reflects its obligations and long-term interests, as well as its security concerns. (Read More »)

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