Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza

Israel Lifts Ban on Gazans’ Access to Sea, Illicit Collective Punishment

On Tuesday, April 27, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced it was lifting the total prohibition on Gaza’s fishermen from accessing the sea off the coastal enclave, thereby reversing the restrictions it implemented in two stages beginning only 48 hours earlier. On Sunday, April 25, COGAT had reduced the Gaza “fishing zone” from…

Police fire water cannon against protestors they say tried to break through checkpoint in Jerusalem, January 30, 2021.

Anti-Netanyahu Protests Continue Nationwide for 32 Weeks Running

Police used water cannon against anti-Netanyahu protesters in Jerusalem on Saturday, January 30, as demonstrators rallied nationwide for the 32nd consecutive week. About a thousand protesters gathered at Jerusalem’s Chords Bridge and began marching towards Paris Square the location of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence, but changed course in order to first pass by the…

"We are the economic crisis – The student struggle to decrease tuition payments"

Israel’s Unemployed near 1 Million

At the start of the month of October, the number of active jobseekers registered with Israel’s Employment Service Bureau was close to 1 million – or 995,700, 25 % of the workforce. However, as the lockdown was eased towards the end of the month the number had declined to 940,300. These data appear to be…