Organizations that are working to address the issue of entry and access to the occupied Palestinian territory.
Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
B’TSELEM – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.
Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
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.
Hamoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual
Founded by Dr. Lotte Salzberger, HaMoked is a human rights organization which was established in order to assist Palestinians subjected to the Israeli occupation which causes severe and ongoing violation of their rights. HaMoked works for the enforcement of the standards and values of international human rights and humanitarian law.
An Archive Documenting Israel’s Military Occupation of Palestinian Lands. A project of International Committee to End Israeli Occupation.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory was established in late 2000, in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the West Bank and Gaza caused by military incursions and closures – mobility restrictions imposed on the Palestinian civilians, local and international service providers.