Soccer players – yes, poets – no: Who is allowed to leave the Gaza Strip for the West Bank?
Gisha has been working to expand the criteria so that Gaza residents can travel to the West Bank – whether for family visits or for studies or professional seminars – subject only to individual security checks. Adv. Sari Bashi, Gisha Executive Director, has recently written to COGAT Commander, Major General Eitan Dangot, requesting that the criteria for granting permits from Gaza be expanded to include participation in mourning rituals. Adv. Itamar Inbari wrote to Adv. Ruth Bar, Assistant to the Defense Minister, requesting the establishment of a mechanism for individually examining applications by Palestinian students from the Gaza Strip who wish to study in academic institutions in the West Bank.