A leading NGO has slammed the Israeli government’s so-called “humanitarian rehabilitation” plan for the occupied Gaza Strip as “feigned and simplistic”, and urged Israel to “recognise its own responsibility” for the “catastrophic impact of its own restrictive access regime”. Gisha, which focuses on access restrictions for goods and people, was responding to an Israeli proposal that would see the international community foot the bill for a $1 billion plan, ostensibly intended to alleviate Gaza’s economic, social and health emergency. According to the NGO, however, “true change in Gaza can only begin with recognition of Israel’s own responsibility toward the Strip and sincere intention for immediate action”. The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli occupation since 1967, and subject to a […]
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