An opinion piece by Amir Rotem, director of the public department at Gisha, published in Haaretz- Hebrew online edition on October 30, 2017.
The ongoing electricity crisis in Gaza is impacting the coast, and not just in Gaza. Now, the fear is that what small efforts were made in recent years to make improvements to Gaza’s crumbling infrastructure may come to naught.
Confused about the current electricity crisis? You’ll find everything you need to know here in these FAQs prepared by Gisha.
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.
The divide created between the West Bank and Gaza is no coincidence. Rather, there is a political vision that seeks to fragment the Palestinian territory and thus undermines the rights dependent on access - the right to family life, to livelihood, to education and yes, also to self-determination.