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2020

Kerem Shalom Crossing – New Factsheet Kerem Shalom Crossing – New Factsheet
Kerem Shalom Crossing, Gaza’s main commercial access point to the West Bank, Israel and the world, is a critical lifeline for its two million residents. More than 80 percent of the goods entering the Strip, in terms of value, are purchased from Israeli companies and suppliers. Gaza relies on Kerem Shalom Crossing for trade, particularly with its natural and historically most significant target markets, the West Bank and Israel, but also for access to markets abroad. Read More »

Changes to Gaza’s fishing zone implemented by Israel in 2019 Changes to Gaza’s fishing zone implemented by Israel in 2019
In 2019 alone, Israel reduced the “fishing zone” it enforces in Gaza’s sea space nine times. In four of these instances, Israel barred access to the sea completely. Throughout the year, Gaza’s fishermen were notified of changes to Israel’s demarcation of the zone where they are allowed to fish 19 times. Read More »

Gaza Strip Map Gaza Strip Map
A new and updated map published by Gisha in January 2020 emphasizes the spatial dimensions of Israel’s ongoing control over Gaza, and the means by which Israel denies movement of people and goods. The map includes data and background on the crossing points with Israel and Egypt, the “fishing zone” enforced by Israel in Gaza’s territorial waters, and the “buffer zone” it imposes along the barrier separating Gaza from Israel. Read More »

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