It’s not enough to admit a mistake. It has to be fixed too.

“It was a mistake to think that Israeli citizens would gain any security benefits from blocking passage between Gaza and the West Bank”, Sari Bashi

March 1, 2015. In an op-ed in Haaretz (Hebrew), Sari Bashi, Gisha’s co-founder wrote that the security establishment was beginning to admit that the Gaza closure was a mistake and has even started lifting some access restrictions, which is essential for normal life in the Gaza Strip:

“It was a mistake to think that Israeli citizens would gain any security benefits from blocking passage between Gaza and the West Bank to students, professionals and parents wishing to reunite with their children – even when there are no security allegations against them”.

“It was a mistake to think that punitive measures against 1.8 million people, most of them children, are consistent with the values of Israeli society”.

“It’s not enough to admit a mistake. It has to be fixed too”.

To read the full article, click here (Hebrew).