40. Continue Increasing Gaza Entry Permits

The fundamental issue at the heart of Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is the absence of cash in the territory due to a combination of Palestinian Authority sanctions and refusal to pay government salaries and few outside sources of income as a result of the restrictions on travel and exports. Israeli policy increasing entry permits in Israel for Palestinians workers from Gaza—17,000 as of October 2022—has improved quality of life in Gaza, with each worker supporting another ten people with the wages earned in Israel. Not only has it begun to address the downward economic spiral in Gaza, and demonstrate that Palestinians who can pass Israeli vetting will enjoy an improved quality of life as compared to Palestinians who actively support Hamas and engage in terrorism, but it has contributed to the quiet that has reigned almost uninterrupted across the Gaza border.