The Gaza Cheat Sheet - Real Data on the Gaza Closure
October, 2013. In this information sheet you will find concise answers to questions such as: What is the economic situation in Gaza today? Is there a lack of food in Gaza? What are the restrictions currently imposed on the movement of people and goods into and out of the Strip? The Gaza Cheat Sheet is updated regularly.
August 2013: Movement of people and goods to and from Gaza on the backdrop of turmoil in Egypt, Infographics
In August, although there was a drop of more than 15,000 in the number of exits via Rafah, compared to the monthly average during the first half of 2013, Israel increased the number of exits of Palestinians via the Erez crossing by only 1,000. There was also a decrease in the amount of goods entering Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing compared to July. This is how it looks:
Tunnels and crossings: Movement of goods and people to the Gaza Strip following the events in Egypt
August 28, 2013. In early July, Egypt began restricting the movement of people and goods into and out of the Gaza Strip. At the same time, Israel increased the number of people crossing through Erez and the amount of goods shipped through Kerem Shalom. New infographics by Gisha.
New position paper with infographics by Gisha: The maximum possible
August 5, 2013. Renewed peace talks must address the Gaza Strip's 1.7 million residents. Promoting access will facilitate normal life and economic development. Gisha offers a practical principle for a new Gaza policy.
Gaza 2013: Snapshot
June 2, 2013. What is the cause of the electricity shortage in Gaza? Why are medicines lacking? What’s the fishing zone limit? How close can one approach to the border fence? Access issues in Gaza today in seven parts.
New position paper by Gisha: Creeping Punishment
5 May, 2013. A new position paper by Gisha looks at access restrictions imposed in recent months following rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel: what is the impact of the closures on residents of Gaza? What do Israeli farmers and security officials think about it?
The ceasefire – An opportunity to sever the link between hostilities and civilian movement and access
November 2012. In this position paper we detail the restrictions on movement currently imposed by the Israeli authorities on residents of Gaza and what it would take to remove them and respect Gaza residents’ right to freedom of movement.
"Red Lines" presentation: a position paper
October 17, 2012. Following a three-and-a-half-year legal battle, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed the presentation "Food Consumption in the Gaza Strip – Red Lines". The document contains information about the policy of restricting the entrance of food into the Gaza Strip, which was in effect between 2007 and 2010.
Student travel between Gaza and the West Bank 101
September 2012. Gisha believes that Palestinian students have a right to study in the Palestinian universities established for their benefit, in Gaza and the West Bank. Israel should lift the 12-year old ban on student travel from Gaza and instead adopt a policy that reflects its obligations and long-term interests, as well as its security concerns.
What is the “separation policy”? An info sheet
June 2012. When asked why restrictions on movement between Gaza and the West Bank remain in effect, security officials explain that they form part of the “policy of separation”. What is this policy and what is its purpose?
Graphing 5 years of closure
June 2012. The following information sheet graphs the changes that have occurred over the past five years, providing context for those changes based on data about access before the closure and showing their impact on the economy.
The Palestinian economy in the Gaza Strip – a path to long-term development
May 2012: “Realizing Potential”, a report by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, examines the barriers to development faced by Gaza’s health care system and economy. We share here the second chapter of the report, which was written by Gisha. The chapter provides a historical overview of movement restrictions placed on Gaza and offers insight into the potential development of its economy should those restrictions be removed.
Palestinian labor flows in Israel: Missed opportunities and possible ways forward
May 2012. The following position paper uncovers information received in the course of Gisha's legal activity and in partnership with Kav LaOved demonstrating the lack of coordination between various government agencies dealing with regulating Palestinian labor flows in Israel.