Control over Gaza

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Following Gisha’s High Court petition, Israel allows travel from Israel into Gaza for mourning rituals during the pandemic
HCJ 8510/20 I.B. v. Minister of Defense et al.’ (judgment dated December 21, 2020) (Read More »)

Following petitions, Israel allows individuals with West Bank addresses to travel from Gaza to the West Bank and announces review of policy restricting such travel due to the coronavirus
AP 36580-03-20 A.M. v. COGAT et al.; AP 674544-02-20 A.L. v. COGAT et al.; AP 74117-06-20 M.M. v. COGAT et al.; AP 18654-07-20 R.Z. et al. v. COGAT et al. (Read More »)

Israel prevents a woman from Gaza from visiting her gravely ill father in the West Bank, together with her three children
AP 46697-07-20 N.Z. et al. v. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (Read More »)

Following petition by Gisha, Israel allows family of five to return from Jordan to their home in Gaza
AP 52617-09-20 A. K. et al. v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (judgment dated October 7, 2020) (Read More »)

Following Gisha petition, Israel allows a patient from Gaza to travel to Jordan for medical treatment
AP 23352-08-20 R.A. et al. v. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (judgment dated August 16, 2020). (Read More »)

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Discrimination by Default Discrimination by Default
To mark International Human Rights Day, Gisha is proud to release a gender analysis of Israel’s permit regime in Gaza. Israel’s official policy on travel by Palestinians to and from the Strip is detailed in the “Status of Authorizations,” a document produced by Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The criteria listed in the document and its numerous ancillary procedures dictate the few and narrow circumstances in which Palestinians are eligible to apply for a travel permit from Israel. (Read More »)

Gaza’s textile industry in the times of the coronavirus pandemic Gaza’s textile industry in the times of the coronavirus pandemic
The last six months have been a real roller coaster ride for Gaza’s textile industry. The global outbreak of coronavirus initially brought with it an avalanche of orders for (Read More »)

Double Lockdown Double Lockdown
Double Lockdown, a report released by Gisha, examines how years of sweeping movement restrictions combined with pandemic closures have impacted the local job market and purchasing power. (Read More »)

Watch: Gaza Policy Forum 2020 Watch: Gaza Policy Forum 2020
In September 2020, Gisha convened a group of Israeli, Palestinian and international stakeholders for the Gaza Policy Forum. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip and distill recommendations for actions that would advance solutions to Gaza’s urgent needs, help improve living conditions, and safeguard human rights. (Read More »)

Gaza Up Close Gaza Up Close
High unemployment; long blackouts, severe shortages of clean water, limited economic opportunities; a very young, educated population with immense potential, and a closure that undermines their chances of succeeding. This is life in Gaza today. (Read More »)

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