Cosmetic dreams

Basma Abu Mustafa realized her dreams when she started a business that both supports her family and inspires other young people. But she can’t reach her full potential under closure. “I’d always wanted to be a physician here, in the … Continue reading

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A love too far away

The “coronavirus closure” imposed by Israel on travel to and from Gaza, now in its 12th month, has entangled countless people in an insurmountable bureaucratic maze. One example is A., a resident of Gaza who has tried to travel back … Continue reading

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Back to the West Bank

Recently, the Jerusalem District Court accepted a petition filed by Gisha and instructed the state to approve a request by K., a woman living in Gaza, to return to the West Bank along with her three young children. K. had … Continue reading

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Naming the reality

B’Tselem’s new report “This is Apartheid,” asks Israelis to confront a painful reality that Palestinians have lived and described for decades. Those who think it’s easier to look away or blame the messenger are mistaken. The faster that Israelis face … Continue reading

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Same storm, different boats

Dear friends, I am writing to wish those celebrating happy holidays and hopefully a happier New Year to us all. I recently saw something online that said: We are not all in the same boat. We are in the same … Continue reading

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“Holidays are sad days”

Huda Wahidi, 46, is a Palestinian who was born in Israel. Twenty-six years ago, she married her husband, a resident of Gaza, and moved to the Strip to live with him. Wahidi has had difficulties maintaining continuous contact with her … Continue reading

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Remote learning

Since August 24, when the first cases of community transmission of the coronavirus were discovered in the Strip, its schools and daycare centers have been closed. About 575,000 children and teenagers in Gaza had returned to school just two weeks … Continue reading

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Gisha marks 15 years since its founding

In these challenging times, it can be easy to lose sight of the good and the good being done in the world. To mark 15 years since Gisha’s founding, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 achievements of which we are most … Continue reading

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The UN Was Right – Gaza Is Unlivable

What was warned about has come to pass. The spread of the virus is forcing us to confront the dire reality in Gaza. Continue reading

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Israel’s Disproportionate and Cynical ‘Coronavirus Lockdown’ on Gaza

In effect, this is a sweeping, disproportionate and cynical decision because it’s exploiting a plethora of circumstances to exacerbate a long-term policy that has branded Gaza a tainted territory, a penal colony, an isolated enclave. Continue reading

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