Gaza Policy Forum 2020 – Session I (Isolation and annexation: Gaza in the regional context)

In September 2020, Gisha convened a group of Israeli, Palestinian and international stakeholders for the Gaza Policy Forum. The goal of the event was to evaluate the situation on the ground and distill policy recommendations to improve living conditions and safeguard human rights in the Strip.

The first of the forum’s two virtual sessions focused on the isolation of Gaza in the context of Israel’s annexationist vision for the West Bank, as well as the deliberate separation between Gaza and the West Bank that underpins this vision.

Gisha Director of International Relations Beth Oppenheim moderated a panel featuring Abier Al-Masri, Gaza Research Assistant at Human Rights Watch, Dr Yael Berda, Assistant Professor in Sociology & Anthropology at Hebrew University and visiting lecturer at Harvard University, and Dr Nathalie Tocci, director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome and a special advisor to EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell.

To watch the second Gaza Policy Forum panel, click here.


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