Category Archives: Human rights

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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Marking another holiday in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic

At first glance, it might seem like the coronavirus pandemic spared the Gaza Strip. With just 76 verified cases, one death, and no documented community spread, the Gaza Strip indeed might be considered lucky. It might even seem like the closure, enforced by Israel and Egypt, which normally strangles the population, has for once been advantageous. Schools stayed shuttered after closing in March like much of the rest of the world, but the beaches and restaurants are now open, and families and others can gather for the holiday. Continue reading

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The obstacle course to becoming a doctor

A few years ago, when Razan (real name withheld) finished five years of medical school at the prestigious Cairo University, she returned home to the Gaza Strip. After completing her year of practical training in hospitals in Gaza, she planned to take the Palestinian Medical Board exam and receive her license to practice medicine in the Palestinian health care system. The board exams are held twice a year in Ramallah. Continue reading

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Israel Will Continue Its Campaign of Dividing and Conquering Palestinians, Annexation or Not

Adam Hemo was just three-and-a-half years old when a petition was filed in his name to the Israeli High Court. The petition asked the court to grant Adam permission to move to the West Bank from Gaza with his mother and four older siblings. Continue reading

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Alaa goes home

Last week, Alaa, a young Palestinian woman and resident of the United States, exited the Gaza Strip on her way back to the US, concluding an eight-month-long wait for an exit permit. For eight months, Alaa was separated from her … Continue reading

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The Last Visit

By Omnia Zoubi As some of the travel restrictions imposed over the past months begin to be eased, questions and uncertainty around the future linger, along with concern for our loved ones and longing to see family and friends. We … Continue reading

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The Annexation Government

On Sunday evening, the 35th government of Israel, which considers itself a national emergency government, will be sworn in. Though the government was purportedly formed in response to the socio-economic crisis created by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, it … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Hudna?

By Mohammed Azaiza GAZA – Two days ago, my son asked to go down to the yard to play ball. I said no and reminded him of the danger of being infected with the coronavirus. “I know,” he said, “but today … Continue reading

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