Residency Rights

Legal Activity

Gisha filed three petitions against Israel’s refusal to allow persons registered in the West Bank to return there permanently
HCJ 3705/18 A.T. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed May 9, 2018), HCJ 3930/18 M.S. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed May 17, 2018) and HCJ 4578/18 A.A. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed June 12, 2018) (Read More »)

Three petitions filed by Gisha challenge Israel’s new demand that every Israeli citizen seeking to enter Gaza must provide the cell phone number of the person they are visiting in the Strip
HCJ 3307/18 CR v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed April 25, 2018); HCJ 4087/18, YR v. Minister of Defense et al. and HCJ 4092/18 WS v. Minister of Defense et al. (both filed on May 23, 2018). (Read More »)

Gisha files urgent petition to High Court to allow an Israeli citizen who lives in Gaza and her children to return to their home in the Strip
HCJ 5052/17, filed June 22, 2017, deleted July 23, 2017. (Read More »)

Gisha files petitions demanding that the children of Israeli citizens living in Gaza be allowed to accompany them on family visits in Israel
Petitions heard on July 12, 2017. (Read More »)

Court gives COGAT six months to draft procedure for the entry of Palestinian children of Israeli parents into Israel
Decision given on July 12, 2017. AP 27106-06-17 Biari et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. (Read More »)

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Publications

Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running at Tel Aviv marathon for freedom of movement of Gaza residents Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running at Tel Aviv marathon for freedom of movement of Gaza residents
February 2018. On Friday, February 23, Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running part of the annual Tel Aviv marathon in order to bring awareness to the two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip who are denied the basic right to freedom of movement. (Read More »)

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 »)

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 »)

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