Updates

2018

Israel blocks flotilla from Gaza Israel blocks flotilla from Gaza
May 29, 2018. The Israeli navy stopped the boat destined for Europe, carrying wounded people in need of medical treatment. Israel must stop regarding Gaza solely as a security issue and start recognizing its responsibility for allowing its residents to live life with dignity. Read More »

Rafah Crossing opened twice during April Rafah Crossing opened twice during April
May 2, 2018. Rafah Crossing was opened for three days last week for movement of people in both directions. Passengers who crossed to Egypt were forced to spend the night at the terminal due to a curfew imposed in Sinai. This was the second opening of the crossing in April. Read More »

Unnecessary loss of life
March 31, 2018. Gisha expresses grave concern that the lethal force used yesterday in the Gaza Strip could have been avoided had the rules of engagement been dictated by international law rather than a desire to quash protest. Read More »

Gaza’s Christian community denied Easter permits Gaza’s Christian community denied Easter permits
March 28, 2018. On March 15, COGAT published its “gesture” for the upcoming Easter holidays: A quota of 500 exit permits for Gaza Christians over the age of 55; though there are no more than 120 Christians over 55 in the Strip. The dramatic reduction is blatantly an act of collective punishment. Read More »

Filter by Year