Gaza: Isolated Under Siege
Israel's committing slow-motion genocide against Gazans.
by Stephen Lendman
Under repressive occupation, Military Orders govern virtually all aspects of life. Freedom is entirely restricted. Police state authority runs Palestine.
Although Oslo called Palestine one territorial unit, Israel maintains total control of people and goods movement in and out of Gaza.
In June 1989, Israel began restricting free movement between Gaza and Israel through magnetic ID cards not given former prisoners.
In 1991, Palestinians had to apply for personal exit permits. They were required to enter or leave Palestine and how long they could stay in Israel. Over time, numbers issued decreased.
In 1993, closure was imposed for the first time after Palestinians allegedly killed several Israelis. In 1994, Israel began building a fence separating Gaza from Israel. Checkpoints control people traffic. Karni crossing controls goods in and out.