The Human Rights Institute and Columbia Law Students for Palestine are very pleased to welcome Human Rights Watch’s Gaza Research Assistant Abeer Almasri and Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director Sari Bashi for a roundtable discussion on what day to day life is like in the Gaza strip as human rights researchers and advocates.
Sari will first discuss Human Rights Watch’s assessment of the situation in Gaza. Abeer will then provide a first-hand account regarding the current situation in Gaza after over a decade of Israeli closure and her research, including on the effects of Israeli restrictions on access to electricity, health and water, arbitrary arrests and torture by Hamas authorities and use of force by the Israeli army, among other issues. This is the first time that Abeer has been able to obtain a permit from the Israeli army to leave the 25 by 7 mile Gaza Strip.
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