Control over Gaza

Legal Activity

Following petition by Gisha, four Palestinian citizens of Israel living in Gaza were allowed to return home to the Strip amid the coronavirus closure
HCJ 2442/20 M. A. et al. v. GOC Southern Command (filed April 7, 2020) (Read More »)

Following petitions by Gisha, the Gaza CLA retracts permit denials over alleged “invalid phone numbers” provided by permit applicants
AP 5897-07-19 (filed on July 2, 2019), AP 50133-01-20 (filed on January 21, 2020), AP 67380-02-20 (filed on February 26, 2020) (Read More »)

Appeal against Jerusalem District Court decision to uphold refusal of request made by Gaza resident to visit his bed-ridden father in the West Bank
AAA 2777/19 Shadi Ramadan v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (filed on April 17, 2019) (Read More »)

Following High Court petition by Gisha, Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority introduces protocol to facilitate registration of children born in Gaza to mothers with Israeli citizenship
HCJ 2620-18 Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement v. Population Administration et al. (filed on March 28, 2018, ruling given on July 15, 2019). (Read More »)

Following petition filed by Gisha, Israel grants a grandmother from Gaza a permit to attend her granddaughter’s wedding in Israel after demanding proof that she was really in the Strip
AP 9068-07-19 Z.A v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (filed July 3, 2019). (Read More »)

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Publications

Poll: Israeli public opinion vis-à-vis Gaza during the coronavirus pandemic
May 7, 2020. An opinion poll commissioned by Gisha in early April 2020 shows that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority, or at least a plurality, of the Israeli public support (Read More »)

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 »)

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 »)

Access Kit: A guide to procedures and protocols that regulate access to and from the Gaza Strip Access Kit: A guide to procedures and protocols that regulate access to and from the Gaza Strip
The Access Kit’s focus is on access to professional opportunities; it includes information on applications for permits to engage in trade, to reach higher education abroad, and to attend professional conferences and training. It also reviews procedures for coordinating the entrance of foreign nationals and businesspeople with Israeli citizenship into Gaza. (Read More »)

If Only – Young Palestinians in Gaza on What Freedom of Movement Means to Them If Only – Young Palestinians in Gaza on What Freedom of Movement Means to Them
To mark International Human Rights Day, Gisha is proud to release If Only, a new clip exploring what freedom of movement means to young people in Gaza. Recently, 23-year-old photographer (Read More »)

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