Dear Friends and Supporters!
This June, Palestinians mark 13 years since the start of the Gaza closure.
Today, Al-Haq together with its partners, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) are launching a campaign for the lifting of the Gaza closure, starting 9 June 2020 and continuing for the coming week. As the world continues to respond to COVID-19, Palestinians in Gaza are particularly susceptible to the pandemic due to overcrowding, the inability to access adequate water and sanitation, and a healthcare system crippled by successive Israeli military attacks and years of structural violence that denies Palestinians their basic human rights, with impunity.
All aspects of life in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by Israel’s prolonged closure. Since 2012, the UN has repeatedly warned that Gaza would become unliveable by 2020 should Israel fail to lift its illegal closure, which has severely deprived Palestinians of the ability to exercise their individual and collective rights.
We are calling for a genuine solidarity movement that will allow us to create the political will to address the root causes of the deprivation of Palestinian’s rights in Gaza and to lift Israel’s illegal closure. The Palestinian people in Gaza need effective measures and meaningful global action and solidarity to let Gaza live and lift the closure with immediate effect.
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Sign and promote Petition for lifting the closure.
We welcome signatures from individuals and organisations to show global support to lift the Gaza closure.
The petition will serve as the basis for a joint civil society statement calling for an end to this injustice.
*The content of the campaign materials prepared jointly by Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR).