Ongoing restrictions imposed by Israel at the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings constitute prohibited collective punishment of Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza.
The Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza halts sale of Israeli produce in Gaza in protest of the ongoing blanket ban on the exit of goods from the Strip. Israeli-imposed restrictions at Erez halt postal delivery to Gaza. Navy harassment of fishermen increases.
May 30, 2021. More than a week into the ceasefire, Israel continues to severely restrict travel to and from Gaza and is prohibiting all exit of goods, as well as entry of fuel for Gaza's power plant, construction materials, and other items.
May 26, 2021. According to information received by Gisha, Israel partially opened its crossings with Gaza yesterday (May 25) but continues to severely restrict movement of people and goods to and from the Strip.
May 18-24, 2021. Movement of people and goods, including humanitarian aid, has been made virtually impossible since May 11, causing severe harm to civilians. Blocking movement and access to and from Gaza constitutes illegal collective punishment.