We urge all donors of the six NGOs to maintain and, if possible, to increase their funding
Gisha in Action
Since the start of the pandemic, Israel had refused to allow Gaza residents to visit sick relatives in Israel and the West Bank and vice versa. Following Gisha petitions, Israel reinstated such visits.
In the aftermath of the May 2021 escalation, Gisha staff participated in several public events highlighting Israel’s obligation to allow access for Gaza, particularly at a time of such dire need.
March 3, 2021. A year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than half the people living in Israel have received both doses of the vaccine. Meanwhile, only a tiny number of vaccines have been made available to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While Israelis look forward with optimism toward an end to the health crisis, no plan has been put forth for supplying the vaccine to the vast majority of Palestinians living under occupation, including Gaza’s two million residents.
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Gabi Ben Harush, Director of the Israel Road Transport Board, and Tania Hary, Gisha Executive Director, called on the Minister of Defense and the Head of the National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing in Israel to immediately suspend their decision (Hebrew) to step up enforcement measures on truck drivers and freight companies that transport dual-use items to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom Crossing. According to the decision, truck drivers are liable for ensuring that all goods in their cargo have the proper permits required by Israel.