Did someone say ice cream? Or boycott? Israel has blocked exit of ice cream from Gaza for sale in Israel and the West Bank since 2007. So how does a candy and ice cream factory operate in a reality of severe restrictions on movement of people and goods, military operations, and closure? Watch Gisha's 2017 short animated film about Gaza’s Candy Kingdom
Ongoing restrictions imposed by Israel at the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings constitute prohibited collective punishment of Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza.
Since the last escalation in hostilities, which began on May 10, and more than a month after the ceasefire, Israel has continued to enforce a series of measures restricting access and movement to and from Gaza.
“Easings” announced today do not go far enough to mitigate the harm already done. Israel’s abuse of its control over the crossings as political leverage is wrongful and prohibited. It must open the crossings immediately, without conditions.