Physicians for Human Rights - Israel

General Information
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that strives to promote a more fair and inclusive society in which the right to health is applied equally for all. It is PHR-Israel's view that Israel's prolonged occupation over Palestinian territory is the basis of human rights violations. For this reason we oppose the occupation and endeavor to put an end to it. PHR-Israel stands at the forefront of the struggle for human rights – the right to health particularly - in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Focus Areas
PHR-Israel's activity focuses on the right to health in its broadest sense, encompassing conditions that are prerequisites for health, such as freedom of movement, access to essential medical services, clean water, modern sanitary conditions, proper nutrition, adequate housing, education and employment opportunities, and non-violence. PHR-Israel focuses on the right to health of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, prisoners in the Israeli Prison Service, migrant workers, refugees, and asylum seekers, Bedouins in unrecognized villages in the Negev, and citizens and residents of Israel.

Main Activities
Casework; pro bono medical assistance; local and international advocacy for long-term policy change; legal work; and media publications.

Contact information
Adress: 9 Dror St., Yaffo-Tel Aviv, 68135, Israel
Telephone: +97 236 873 718
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News

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  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

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