Residency Rights

Legal Activity

Following petition by Gisha, Israel reverses decision to deny woman’s request to return to her home in the West Bank with her two daughters
AP 66544-01-19 S. S. et al. v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (filed January 27, 2019) (Read More »)

Israel demands that a Palestinian waive her right to return to West Bank as precondition for visiting her sick mother
AP 25797-02-19 S. A. et al. v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (filed February 11, 2019) (Read More »)

Petition against Israel’s decision to deny a Palestinian passage from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, where his registered address is, due to a “security block”
AP 7138-02-19 A.M. v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (filed February 4, 2019) (Read More »)

Israel denies woman’s request to return to her home in the West Bank with her two daughters, despite their registered address
AP 66544-01-19 S. S. et al. v. Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories et al. (filed January 27, 2019) (Read More »)

Gisha filed three petitions against Israel’s refusal to allow persons registered in the West Bank to return there permanently
HCJ 3705/18 A.T. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed May 9, 2018), HCJ 3930/18 M.S. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed May 17, 2018) and HCJ 4578/18 A.A. v. Minister of Defense et al. (filed June 12, 2018) (Read More »)

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Publications

Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running at Tel Aviv marathon for freedom of movement of Gaza residents Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running at Tel Aviv marathon for freedom of movement of Gaza residents
February 2018. On Friday, February 23, Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary will be running part of the annual Tel Aviv marathon in order to bring awareness to the two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip who are denied the basic right to freedom of movement. (Read More »)

Gaza up close Gaza up close
Latest update: June, 2017. New web project by Gisha provides accurate, up-to-date information regarding the closure on Gaza, what has led to its’ implementation, how it impacts people in Gaza and what’s needed to improve the situation. (Read More »)

Separation of Families due to the Separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
May 2010. The policy of separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank creates an almost impermeable barrier between the two areas, preventing routine contacts between members of extended families as well as violating the integrity of nuclear families, separating couples and keeping parents apart from their children. (Read More »)

FAQs: Family unification between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
May 2010. Gisha explains what prevents residents of the Gaza Strip from moving to the West Bank for family reunification, describes the strict criteria for such travel and explains that the travel ban is not due to concrete security threats posed by the family members. (Read More »)

Legal framework: Family Separation – Rights and Obligations under International and Israeli Law
May 2010.This position paper examines the Israeli military legislation that separates members of Palestinian families divided between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and presents Israel’s obligations in this context under international law and the Oslo agreements. (Read More »)

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