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 petition: Israel allows Palestinian from the West Bank and her daughter to return to their home through the Allenby Bridge border crossing
AP 36588-03-20 R. S. et al., v. Civil Administration in the West Bank et al. (March 17, 2020) (Read More »)

Israel refused to let a Palestinian citizen of Israel enter the Gaza Strip to reunite with her spouse
HCJ 1481/18 N. J. et al. v. GOC Southern Command et al. (February 19, 2018), HCJ 1851/20 N. J. et al. v. GOC Southern Command et al. (filed March 9, 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 »)

Following petition by Gisha, a Palestinian citizen of Israel entered Gaza with her four children to visit her father
HCJ 1419/20 W. T. v. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (submitted February 20, 2020) (Read More »)

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Publications

Area G: From Separation to Annexation Area G: From Separation to Annexation
Israel’s isolation of the Gaza Strip and how it serves annexationist goals in the West Bank (Read More »)

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 »)

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