Facilitating freedom of movement for Palestinians is win-win — including for Israel

August 14, 2013. Sari Bashi, Gisha’s director, published an op-ed in the Forward about the connection between Gaza, the West Bank and Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. 

"I can’t think of a more important — and more easily resolved — issue than securing a connection between the two parts of the territory designated to form a Palestinian state. For the past two decades, movement into and out of Gaza has been steadily restricted. Passage between Gaza and the West Bank is permitted under exceptional humanitarian circumstances only, and travel is down to just 1% of its level in September 2000."

To read the op-ed