The items Israel classifies as "dual-use"- that is, items that can be used for both civilian and military purposes - whose entrance to the Gaza Strip is restricted, is much broader than international standards dictate. In the balance between security needs and harm to civilian lives, it appears that Gaza residents don’t even figure.
Ayman Abu Odeh’s dilemma, whether to move to an inadequate, temporary housing unit, or hold on to what’s left of his family’s three-story building symbolizes the state of human rights in Gaza
Israel recently announced it would allow sale of Gaza-made furniture in its territory. Why weren’t Gaza’s furniture manufacturers pleased? Israel all but bans wood from entering the Strip. The latest farce, brought to you by the Gaza closure.
COGAT’s list of exceptions to the ban on travel from Gaza no longer includes a quota that allowed access to medical treatment for thousands of people in need of “non-urgent” care
Six months after Operation Protective Edge, Gaza’s reconstruction is advancing at an agonizingly slow pace, and access restrictions are crushing. In the spring of 2014, we began working on a new position paper, which has become more relevant than ever