Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza for more than 16 years, with devastating effects. Restrictions on the import and export of goods from Gaza has led to unemployment rates of 45%, even higher among women and youth. The Gaza economy has been destroyed, and today, over 80% of people depend on international assistance to survive.
Gaza is in the news when there are attacks or airstrikes by Israel, but Palestinians in Gaza remain deprived of freedom and rights even when bombs are not falling. Under the blockade, people lack reliable access to health care, clean water, electricity, and vital services—and are unable build and develop the Gaza economy.
Take action today. Urge Congress to call for an immediate, complete, and unconditional end to the blockade.