Gisha’s executive director interviewed for Radio TLV1
December 2, 2013. Gisha’s executive director, Sari Bashi, was interviewed by Rogel Alpher about International Human Rights Day, long distance running and the closure of Gaza.
Twenty-two thousand people added to the ranks of the unemployed in Gaza
November 28, 2013. Gaza unemployment climbs to 32.5% • The construction sector is hit hard • Strawberry export from Gaza to Europe begins.
Sewage floods neighborhoods in Gaza City
November 21, 2013. Power plant remains shut down due to fuel shortage and raw sewage floods residential neighborhoods in the Strip • Gaza drivers use cooking gas instead of costly fuel • Rafah Crossing opens, closes and then opens again.
This week: No cake in Gaza
November 14, 2013. It has been almost two weeks since Gaza's only power station stopped working. The power shortage is affecting bakeries and the quality of sewage treatment. There has been a sharp rise in the price of construction materials.
This week in Gaza: Power plant not working since Friday
November 5, 2013. Blackouts in Gaza are up to 16 hours per day. Between 60% and 80% of the construction companies affiliated with the Contractors’ Union are working at limited capacity or not at all.
You won't stop tunnels this way
October 27, 2013. Gisha Executive Director Sari Bashi wrote an op-ed for Haaretz about the discovery of the tunnel from Gaza to Ein Hashlosha and whether or not stopping the entry of building materials into Gaza will actually prevent other tunnels from being dug.
Israel continuing to block entry of construction materials to the Gaza Strip
October 22, 2013. Today marks the 10th day of Israel's refusal to allow construction materials into the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom Crossing. Meanwhile, Rafah Crossing opened for travel two days ago.
As a result of restrictions at Rafah: Erez Crossing serves as main gateway out of Gaza
The number of exits through Rafah Crossing continues to plummet, from an average of 20,000 exits monthly to only 3,412 in September. Thousands remain stranded in the Gaza Strip.
“The cement for the tunnel likely came from Egypt”
October 17, 2013. Sari Bashi, executive director of Gisha, was interviewed by ThinkProgress about the tunnel constructed from Gaza to Israel.
Following exposure of Gaza tunnel to Israel: No construction materials to enter the Strip from Israel
October 13, 2013. Today and tomorrow, construction materials will not be permitted to enter Gaza for international organizations or the private sector. It is unclear if and when the materials will be permitted to enter.