The NGO Gisha had reason to believe, some ten days ago, that it won a small victory: The High Court of Justice, which couldn't stomach the tricks of the security apparatus any longer, ordered it to explain why it rejects requests by four female students from Gaza to move to the West Bank to study there (we covered the case of a fifth student here). The HCJ rarely does that; when it does, it is generally a hint that the policy defended by the government is highly unreasonable. The problem is the policy of the IDF, practiced with various degrees of…Read More... | 1 Comment
The Gaza Strip
The government decided to lift the civil siege of Gaza in 2010. The Ministry of Defense didn’t get the memo On June 9, 2011 MK Zahava Galon (Meretz) sent a query to Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Galon wanted to know why Israel prevented women from leaving the Gaza Strip to Tulkarm, where they were supposed to participate in a workshop of the Palestinian Trade Union of Hair Stylists, and asked what Israel’s policy towards Gazan women is as a whole. She noted that since Israel only allows major traders to leave the Strip, and as woman in Gaza are generally small-scale…Read More... | 7 Comments
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