Updates

2018

Erez Crossing still closed Erez Crossing still closed
August 26, 2018. Since August 20, Israel has barred movement of people into and out of Gaza through Erez, other than in cases deemed to be “urgent humanitarian exceptions.” Gisha sent the defense minister an urgent letter, demanding that the crossing be opened immediately. Read More »

Record unemployment in Gaza Record unemployment in Gaza
August 20, 2018. Gaza’s unemployment rate reached 53.7% during the second quarter of 2018 – before the closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing – 71.1 among young people. Read More »

Statement on closing of Kerem Shalom Crossing Statement on closing of Kerem Shalom Crossing
July 9, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister declared today that he has decided to immediately close Kerem Shalom Crossing in response to the burning kites being sent into Israel from Gaza. According to an announcement by the IDF Spokesperson, Gaza’s fishing zone will again be restricted to only six nautical miles off shore. Read More »

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