Gaza Policy Forum 2020 – Session II (Reversing Gaza’s economic and humanitarian crisis)

In September 2020, Gisha convened a group of Israeli, Palestinian and international stakeholders for the Gaza Policy Forum. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip and distill recommendations for actions that would advance solutions to Gaza’s urgent needs, help improve living conditions, and safeguard human rights.

The second of the forum’s two virtual sessions focused on the economic and humanitarian situation in Palestine, particularly in the Strip. We honed in on the pandemic and on the suspension of coordination by the Palestinian Authority, as well as  travel restrictions imposed by Israel at Erez Crossing since the onset of the pandemic which have had severe ramifications for the Palestinian economy, as well as for the fundamental rights of Gaza residents.

Gisha Executive Director Tania Hary moderated a panel featuring Majd Mashharawi, an entrepreneur from Gaza and the founder and CEO of SunBox, Jamie McGoldrick, UN Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and also Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, and Bader Rock, Legal and Economic Policy Advisor at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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


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