Category Archives: Seperation Policy

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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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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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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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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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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A strawberry’s journey

In October 2014, in the wake of the destruction left by Operation Protective Edge and for the first time since the closure on Gaza was imposed in June 2007, Israel decided to allow limited sale of produce from Gaza in … Continue reading

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Muhi: Generally Temporary: Film review and Gisha’s footnotes

Documentaries aren’t meant to produce movie stars, but “Muhi: Generally Temporary,” a new documentary by photojournalists Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman certainly does. Muhammad El Farrah, or as he’s known in the film, Muhi, is a young Palestinian boy from Gaza with a rare medical condition. Continue reading

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