Family Unity

Publications

New position paper by Gisha: Creeping Punishment
5 May, 2013. A new 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 »)

Separation of Families due to the Separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
May 2010. The policy of separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank creates an almost impermeable barrier between the two areas, preventing routine contacts between members of extended families as well as violating the integrity of nuclear families, separating couples and keeping parents apart from their children. (Read More »)

FAQs: family unification between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
May 2010. Gisha explains what prevents residents of the Gaza Strip from moving to the West Bank for family reunification, describes the strict criteria for such travel and explains that the travel ban is not due to concrete security threats posed by the family members. (Read More »)

Legal framework: Family Separation – Rights and Obligations under International and Israeli Law
May 2010.This position paper examines the Israeli military legislation that separates members of Palestinian families divided between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and presents Israel’s obligations in this context under international law and the Oslo agreements. (Read More »)

Disengagement Danger: Israeli Attempts to Separate Gaza from the West Bank
February 2006. This briefing paper describes the ways in which Israel has acted to separate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank by restricting access between the two areas and establishing a domestic legal framework apparently aimed at sealing off Gaza from Israel and from the West Bank. (Read More »)

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