Updates

2011

Gisha’s response to Shalit-Prisoner Deal
October 12, 2011. We at Gisha express joy at reports of the expected release of Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners. We join in the sigh of relief that is palpable today throughout Israel, and of course the relief felt by the Shalit family and the families of the prisoners who will be released Read More »

Palmer report leaked early
After long delays, the report of the UN’s Palmer Commission was published by the New York Times yesterday. Gisha described the report as “squandered opportunity to evaluate the overall Gaza closure policy”. Read More »

Changes at Rafah Crossing Changes at Rafah Crossing
In late May 2011, Egypt announced the permanent opening of Rafah Crossing to all Gaza residents holding a Palestinian passport and identity card. Travel by men between the ages of 18 and 40 will be permitted under specific conditions. Gisha is following the implementation of the new policy. Read More »

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