Gisha in Action

2020

Gisha in urgent letter to Defense Minister, Attorney General and COGAT: Israel must immediately reverse the blanket ban on entry of communication equipment into the Gaza Strip
Today, April 6, 2020, Gisha sent an urgent letter to Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, the Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Kamil Abu Rukun, to demand that they immediately reverse the blanket ban imposed by Israel on the entry of communication equipment into the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Gisha in urgent letter to MoD and COGAT: Israeli restrictions must be removed immediately to ensure food security and prevent economic collapse in the Gaza Strip
Today, April 1, 2020, Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary and Board Chair Professor Kenneth Man sent an urgent letter to Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Kamil Abu Rukun, demanding they take immediate action to protect food security and promote economic activity in the Strip as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. The two were asked to remove ongoing restrictions imposed by Israel on the entry of so-called “dual-use” equipment and materials for which there is an acute need in Gaza’s farming and fishing sectors, and to allow the exit of Gaza-made food products for sale in the West Bank. Read More »

Gisha: Israel is responsible for protecting the health of Gaza residents
March 22, 2020. The first cases of COVID-19 discovered in Gaza are cause for resounding alarm given living conditions in the Strip. Following decades of Israeli occupation, including thirteen years of suffocating closure, the dire state of basic civilian infrastructure and essential services, inadequate even in “normal” times, now poses a threat to human life. Read More »

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