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2019

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 »

New strawberry season, old problems New strawberry season, old problems
December 9, 2018. It is strawberry season again in Gaza. According to the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture, land use for strawberry cultivation increased by more than 20% this year. While COGAT boasts of the strawberry market in Gaza in its posts online, it fails to respond to the legitimate needs of growers and suppliers. Read More »

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