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2020

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 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
April 1, 2020. Today Gisha sent an urgent letter to Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories 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. Read More »

Crossing update: Movement of people to and from Gaza at a virtual standstill. Transit of goods continues as usual. Restrictions on goods must be removed to protect Gaza’s economy Crossing update: Movement of people to and from Gaza at a virtual standstill. Transit of goods continues as usual. Restrictions on goods must be removed to protect Gaza’s economy
March 31, 2020. Travel through Erez Crossing is restricted mostly to medical patients and their companions. Rafah Crossing is open for return to Gaza by Gaza residents only. Kerem Shalom Crossing and Salah a-Din Gate are operating normally. Gaza now has 10 diagnosed cases of COVID-19. Thousands are in isolation. Read More »

Increase in Gaza’s unemployment rate in 2019 Increase in Gaza’s unemployment rate in 2019
March 5, 2020. In 2019, Gaza’s unemployment rate averaged 45.1% compared to 43.1% in 2018. The gap between the unemployment rate in Gaza and the West Bank remains staggering; Gaza’s rate is more than triple that of the West Bank. Read More »

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