Category Archives: Human rights

The Ones Who Got Away

Gaza celebrates Eid Al Fitr in the absence of thousands of young people who traveled out of Gaza via Rafah Crossing in search of a better future. Continue reading

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Alone in hospital

Last weekend, the heartbreaking story of Aisha Lulu, a five-year-old girl from the Gaza Strip who died after undergoing complex surgery in a hospital in east Jerusalem, circulated widely on social media. Aisha died in Gaza after spending a month … Continue reading

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Years of work disappeared in one minute

The latest round of hostilities between Israel and Gaza took its toll on lives, homes and dreams. Media reports tend to focus on the stories of those killed or injured. This is the story of one Palestinian resident of Gaza … Continue reading

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The Great March of Return: One year later

March 30, Land Day, will mark one year since the first Great March of Return protests took place along the fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. In the passing year, the Israeli army has responded to protestors using live … Continue reading

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Being a woman in Gaza

Over the past two years, I got to know dozens of extraordinary women from the Gaza Strip; entrepreneurial, creative, socially committed women who managed to build impressive careers despite the many difficulties and obstacles that life and the Israeli siege … Continue reading

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The honor of helping those who help

A few years ago, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) took to social media to boast about the annual visit of a delegation of medical specialists from the USA, which it had proudly let in to Gaza, … Continue reading

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As the death toll mounts and amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, Gaza crossings closed

Today, the protests near the fence separating Gaza from Israel are reaching a peak, and along with them, so too has the number of people killed and injured by the Israeli military. Gisha reiterates that international law prohibits the use … Continue reading

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Do the right thing: Let Gaza’s people live

Gaza’s residents live in manufactured, premeditated, unnecessary distress. When hatred and severe restrictions fail, the time comes to consider alternatives. When there are no military quick-fixes to the situation, it’s time to move toward political solutions. Continue reading

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An hour’s drive that took 12 years

Honoring Human Rights Day 2017: A story about a mother and daughter, and the meaning of losing the right to freedom of movement. Continue reading

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Is Palestinian reconciliation good or bad for Israel? That’s not the question.

An opinion piece by Amir Rotem, director of the public department at Gisha, published in Haaretz- Hebrew online edition on October 30, 2017. Continue reading

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