Gisha in Action

2017

Gisha in an urgent letter to Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman: Reducing Israel’s electricity supply to Gaza is a red line that must not be crossed Gisha in an urgent letter to Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman: Reducing Israel’s electricity supply to Gaza is a red line that must not be crossed
June 11, 2017. Gisha sent an urgent letter this morning to Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman, warning against an impending humanitarian crisis in Gaza should Israel decrease current electricity supply to the Strip. The letter was sent following an announcement made by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, threatening to reduce the supply of electricity sold and provided to the Strip by Israel. Read More »

Gisha executive director Tania Hary participated in sessions on Gaza and the work of human rights organizations in Israel in the J Street National Conference in Washington D.C.
February 28, 2017, Gisha executive director Tania Hary participated in the annual J Street National Conference in Washington D.C. During a session addressing human rights defenders in Israel, Hary said: “The human rights violations we come across aren’t just a byproduct of the conflict, but a tool designed to maintain the status quo”. Read More »

Gisha representative at Knesset conference: “Any discussion about resolution of the conflict must include the Gaza Strip and the two million Palestinians living there.”
February 16, 2017. Gisha participated in a conference entitled “Not in a Democracy: 50 Years of Occupation”, held at the Knesset, to mark 50 years of occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Elizabeth Tsurkov, representing Gisha, spoke at the conference, reminding participants that there is no solution to the occupation that doesn’t include Gaza. Read More »

2016

Following Gisha petition, HCJ issues order nisi instructing the Ministry of Interior to explain discrimination in the registration process against Israeli citizens who marry foreign nationals
The High Court granted Gisha’s request and issued an order nisi (conditional order) instructing the state to explain, within 60 days, why it delays the registration of marriages between Israeli citizens and foreigners. Gisha filed the petition about 18 months ago, challenging sections in a Ministry of Interior procedure that allow ministry officials to delay the registration of marriage in ID cards when Israeli citizens marry foreign nationals. Read More »

2015

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