Gisha’s statement on the Middle East Peace Plan

The “peace plan” presented in Washington D.C. aims to make permanent a reality of fragmentation, isolation and division in the occupied Palestinian territory. Further entrenching the dispossession of Palestinians and perpetuating the occupation are a recipe for ongoing conflict, not … Continue reading

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The UN predicted Gaza would be unlivable by 2020. They were right.

While revelers around the world are making new year’s resolutions for 2020, in the Gaza Strip, a different kind of assessment is taking place as Palestinians try to determine whether, or how, they can survive the next 10 years. In … Continue reading

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Tires barred from entering Gaza for 19 months and counting

Israel has barred entrance of tires to the Gaza Strip since April 2018, in a sweeping and punitive response to burning of tires at the Great March of Return demonstrations, which began late March 2018. According to recent media reports, … Continue reading

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Grounds for denial: No cell phone

The trials and tribulations of a 31-year-old mother of three were partly alleviated last week following a petition against Israel’s decision to deny her travel from Gaza to the West Bank. Born and raised in the West Bank, the woman … Continue reading

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I’m a Neighbor of the Gaza Family Israel Killed Accidentally. I Don’t Know How to Tell My Kids They’ll Never Be Safe

At 5:45 A.M. last Tuesday the phone rang; it was the man who drives my children to school. Good morning, he said. Today there is no school. Why? I asked. They assassinated Baha Abu al-Ata, and the Education Ministry announced … Continue reading

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COGAT’s threat

In what is now part of its social media commonplace, a post published yesterday on the Arabic Facebook page of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) repeats a false, but familiar, trope: The Gaza Strip has enjoyed … Continue reading

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From Gaza with Lulav, part 2

Ahead of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, several Israeli media outlets reported that tens of thousands of lulav holders (made of palm leaves and used in Jewish liturgy) produced in Gaza were cleared for exit from the Strip via Kerem … Continue reading

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To the new Knesset members

Today members of Israel’s 22nd parliament, the Knesset, were sworn in. The Israeli parliamentary system has been more or less paralyzed for several months, and whether or not the possibility of a third election materializes, there are pressing matters to … Continue reading

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The teenage runaway stranded in Gaza

The structural inequalities inherent to the occupation are manifest in Palestinians’ restricted access to family, livelihood, education and healthcare; but also in the freedom to dream, to learn, to make mistakes. For teenagers in Gaza and the West Bank, these … Continue reading

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The illusion of disengagement

Around this time 14 years ago, Israel completed the removal of its military bases and Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip. Many believe that with the implementation of the ‘disengagement plan’, Israel unburdened itself of Gaza and no longer bears … Continue reading

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