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In response to Freedom of Information Application filed by Gisha, COGAT confirms: only one application processed under the “settlement procedure” in the past year
Response received on March 21, 2017. (Read More »)

Following petition filed by Gisha, a Gaza resident and her son exit the Strip for a visa interview at the Swedish Consulate in order to obtain immigration visas and reunite with the father of the family
Petition filed on February 27, 2017. (Read More »)

Gisha petitioned court on behalf of Gaza resident whose application to exit Gaza for a visa interview was delayed and ultimately refused on unspecified security grounds. The petition was dismissed.
AP 43043-01-17 N.A.et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed January 18, 2017) and AP 18448-02-17 N.A.et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed February 8, 2017) (Read More »)

At Gisha’s request, HCJ issues order nisi instructing the Ministry of Interior to explain discrimination in the registration process against Israelis who marry foreign nationals
During a December 6, 2016 hearing, the court granted Gisha’s request and issued an order nisi giving the state 60 days to explain why it delays the registration of marriages between Israelis and foreign nationals. (Read More »)

Following Gisha’s petition, a Gaza resident entered Israel to mourn her spouse together with her four minor children, residents and citizens of Israel
A hearing was scheduled for November 14, 2016, but when the permit was given, the petition was deleted and the hearing was canceled. (Read More »)

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Publications

Gaza up close Gaza up close
Latest update: June, 2017. New web project by Gisha provides accurate, up-to-date information regarding the closure on Gaza, what has led to its’ implementation, how it impacts people in Gaza and what’s needed to improve the situation. (Read More »)

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 »)

Distant | Relatives
July, 2015. A look at the lives of three families, split between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. (Read More »)

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