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2019

Israel closes crossings between Gaza and Israel, blocks all access to “fishing zone”
March 25, 2019. This morning the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories closed the crossings between Israel and Gaza to movement of people and goods and imposed a sweeping prohibition on access to the “fishing zone” off Gaza’s coast. Trucks arriving at Kerem Shalom Crossing are being turned away, and exit of people from the Strip via Erez Crossing is limited to humanitarian exceptions. These measures are extremely damaging to residents of Gaza. Read More »

Women in Gaza are breaking ceilings Women in Gaza are breaking ceilings
March 8, 2019. International Women’s Day is being marked today around the world. For us at Gisha, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the prices, both economic and personal, that Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip pay as a result of the closure tightened by Israel in 2007. Read More »

Gisha calls on Israel to adopt the recommendations of the UN Commission of Inquiry: The closure and the unlawful and excessive use of force against demonstrators must end
February 28, 2019. Israel continues to enforce a suffocating closure on Gaza, which primarily targets civilians, and continues to fire on unarmed demonstrators who pose no threat to life, week after week, in absolute prohibition of international law. The future of the region as a whole depends on respect for human rights and basic humanity.  Read More »

Rafah Crossing still closed to exit from Gaza Rafah Crossing still closed to exit from Gaza
Update (January 28, 2019): Three weeks ago, the PA announced its decision to remove its employees from Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt. The continued operation of the crossing, which has been opened consecutively since mid-May 2018 after being mostly closed for five years, is uncertain. Read More »

2018

A Christmas story A Christmas story
December 25, 2018. Israel regularly frames holiday permits for Christians as “gestures of goodwill.” In practice, holiday permits are often used as yet another means of exerting pressure on Palestinians living under Israel’s control. Read More »

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