Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

In September 2005 Israel completed its unilateral disengagement plan and announced an end to Israeli martial law in the Gaza Strip. However, Israel retained control of Gaza’s sea and air space, the crossings between Gaza and Israel, and Gaza’s registry of population. In June 2007 after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, Israel imposed a siege on Gaza, prohibiting both Palestinian travel to or from Gaza as well as the import and export of goods. In 2010, Israel eased the closure, permitting imports – with the exception of a small number of items – into Gaza. Most restrictions on exports remain in place. The three-year siege has caused a severe economic crisis in Gaza.

Featured video