An example of Israeli criteria for entering Gaza these days: Palestinians (meaning West Bankers and East Jerusalemites) are allowed in Gaza only if they have first-degree relatives there who have just died or are on their deathbed, unless they are part of a divided family - i.e. one in which one of the spouses lives in Gaza and the other in Israel.0 comments
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.