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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
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 »)

Two years: 360 degrees Two years: 360 degrees
In a special report, Gisha reviews and analyzes what has changed and what has not. The report focuses on three major topics: Reconstruction, movement of goods, and movement of people into and out of Gaza Strip. The road to recovery in Gaza is long and demands substantial changes in Israeli policy on movement. Read the report for a review of the situation on the ground and what measures could be taken to improve recovery efforts. (Read More »)

Two years later: The long road to reconstruction and recovery Two years later: The long road to reconstruction and recovery
In a special report in the eve of the second anniversary of the ceasefire and the establishment of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), Gisha reviews the slow progress in rebuilding of damaged housing units, neighborhoods, and industry. (Read More »)

List of quotes by officials on security-access nexus
July 4, 2016. Since Operation Protective Edge, senior Israeli security and political figures have spoken about the link between Israel’s security and access for Gaza (Read More »)

Split apart: Civil society organizations in Gaza in their own words Split apart: Civil society organizations in Gaza in their own words
April 10, 2016. Palestinian civil society organizations in Gaza, which operate in the space between government and the population, are strongly impacted by Israel’s separation policy. A new report published by Gisha, based on a series of meetings in Gaza with dozens of representatives of civil society organizations, shares the stories of the organizations and the challenges they face in their work as a result of the policy, as told in their own words. The report also gives a peek at the impressive work and tremendous potential of the third sector in Gaza. (Read More »)

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