Gisha’s director: Shalit was released, now lift the closure
Gisha's director, Sari Bashi, writes in Ynet about the damages of Israel's closure policy and the need to reconsider it:
"With Shalit’s release, one of the main reasons for the siege policy was removed from the equation, and the Israeli government must reconsider it. The government must ask itself: Do we gain from banning business women who own Gaza hair saloons from traveling for advanced training in a West Bank conference? Why has no export truck left Gaza since May? Is the fact that some 83% of Gaza plants are paralyzed or working in low capacity good for Israel?"
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