Gisha director chosen as one of +972 magazine’s People of the Year

December 30, 2013. Adv. Sari Bashi, Gisha’s executive director, was chosen as one of +972 magazine’s “People of the Year”.

From the article:

Bashi founded Gisha in 2005 as an NGO aiming to protect Palestinians’ freedom of movement, especially Gaza’s 1.7 million residents. Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law, and through its legal work it represents individuals and organizations in Israeli courtrooms.

Over the past few years Gisha has shown how the siege on Gaza has continued despite claims to the contrary, and continuously publishes reports on how the Gaza closure affects the population under siege. Bashi, an ultra-marathon runner who takes part in 200km races, has successfully managed together with her team at Gisha to keep the closure on Gaza on the agenda of activists, journalists and policy makers, despite it being almost entirely neglected by local and international media.

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