Economy and Development


No construction, no jobs
January, 2014. It’s been three and a half months since the Israeli Ministry of Defense banned the sale of construction materials to the private sector in Gaza. Despite the considerable impact on the lives of Gaza’s residents, it’s unclear how long the ban will continue. (Read More »)

Tunnels and crossings: Movement of goods and people to the Gaza Strip following the events in Egypt
August 28, 2013. In early July, Egypt began restricting the movement of people and goods into and out of the Gaza Strip. At the same time, Israel increased the number of people crossing through Erez and the amount of goods shipped through Kerem Shalom. New infographics by Gisha. (Read More »)

A position paper with infographics by Gisha: The maximum possible
August 5, 2013. Renewed peace talks must address the Gaza Strip’s 1.7 million residents. Promoting access will facilitate normal life and economic development. Gisha offers a practical principle for a new Gaza policy. (Read More »)

A position paper by Gisha: Creeping Punishment
5 May, 2013. A position paper by Gisha looks at access restrictions imposed in recent months following rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel: what is the impact of the closures on residents of Gaza? What do Israeli farmers and security officials think about it? (Read More »)

The ceasefire – An opportunity to sever the link between hostilities and civilian movement and access
November 2012. In this position paper we detail the restrictions on movement currently imposed by the Israeli authorities on residents of Gaza and what it would take to remove them and respect Gaza residents’ right to freedom of movement. (Read More »)

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