Response to Gisha’s Freedom of Information request reveals: Procedure allegedly enabling Gaza residents to relocate to the West Bank in exceptional circumstances is in fact designed for rejecting applications rather than accepting them.
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For over five months, the website of the Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has been down. Information COGAT puts out is published on social media and only in English. This is what it looks like when hasbara (propaganda) replaces information an official government body is obligated to provide to the public
We asked the security establishment for information about the procedures for transit of goods from Gaza in the West Bank. Instead of procedures, we received a complex list of considerations. Surprisingly, none of them are related to security
Seventeen years ago, the Knesset passed the Freedom of Information Act, obligating public authorities to be transparent in their operations. What seems self-evident is far from being a reality, especially when those who need the information are Palestinian
COGAT website publishes an Arabic translation of the criteria for Palestinian travel in the occupied Palestinian territory. The protocol is the ugly face of the occupation.