Israel/Palestinian territories

Gisha is an Israeli not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents.

Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law. The restrictions on movement, placed upon Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza by Israel, violate the fundamental right of Palestinians to freedom of movement.

Because freedom of movement is a precondition for exercising other basic rights, Gisha’s work has a multiplier effect in helping residents of the occupied territories with access to education, jobs, family members and medical care. Through legal assistance and public advocacy, Gisha has helped thousands of people overcome travel restrictions in order to get access to jobs, education, medical care and family.

As part of its advocacy work, Gisha reaches out to members of the public and opinion-makers using publications in various media, in order to promote awareness and sensitivity for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. Gisha also advocates directly before decision-makers to promote policies that respect human rights.

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Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.




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