Gisha in Action

2021

Gaza Policy Forum discusses Israel’s obligation to supply coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians living in the occupied Palestinian territory
March 3, 2021. A year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than half the people living in Israel have received both doses of the vaccine. Meanwhile, only a tiny number of vaccines have been made available to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While Israelis look forward with optimism toward an end to the health crisis, no plan has been put forth for supplying the vaccine to the vast majority of Palestinians living under occupation, including Gaza’s two million residents.  Read More »

Gisha and the Israel Road Transport Board in urgent letter to Israeli officials: Suspend the decision to step up enforcement on truck drivers transporting goods to Kerem Shalom
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Gabi Ben Harush, Director of the Israel Road Transport Board, and Tania Hary, Gisha Executive Director, called on the Minister of Defense and the Head of the National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing in Israel to immediately suspend their decision (Hebrew) to step up enforcement measures on truck drivers and freight companies that transport dual-use items to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom Crossing. According to the decision, truck drivers are liable for ensuring that all goods in their cargo have the proper permits required by Israel. Read More »

Gisha and partner organizations in letter to Israeli authorities: Israel has a responsibility to ensure access to vaccines for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank
Gisha and partner human rights organizations Physicians for Human Rights Israel, HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, and Rabbis for Human Rights wrote to Minister of Defense Benny Gantz, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Kamil Abu Rokon, and Health Ministry Director Professor Hezy Levy. Read More »

2020

Five Joint List members of Knesset in letter to Israeli defense minister: Lift punitive restrictions imposed on transit of goods via Kerem Shalom
On Thursday, five members of Knesset from the Joint List, Heba Yazbak, Ofer Cassif, Sondos Saleh, Jabar Asakla, Aida Touma-Suleiman, sent an urgent letter (Hebrew) to the Israeli defense minister and the acting defense minister, to demand that Israel lift the punitive restrictions imposed on transit of goods via Kerem Shalom Crossing. Read More »

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