Israel: criminalization of Palestinian human rights organizations

October 29, 2021

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Our partner Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHRI) has issued a statement in solidarity with Palestinian human rights organizations that have recently been criminalized by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The decree outlaws six prominent Palestinian human rights organizations. PHR-Israel is calling upon health organizations and individuals around the world to express their support for a statement condemning this political decision that aims at silencing Palestinian organizations.

One of the outlawed organizations is Addameer, which defends the rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees, and challenges the use of torture and the practice of force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike. According to PHRIs website, the doctors’ organization and Addameer work in close coordination to promote the right to health of Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons, including their right to ethical healthcare.

Read PHRIs statement here. If you wish to indicate your support, please fill out this form before the 31st of October.