Legal Center for Freedom of Movement (GISHA)

GISHA is an Israeli organisation whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents.
Last updated: November 2019

Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement is an Israeli not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents. Gisha means both "access" and "approach in Hebrew. The organisation uses legal assistance and public advocacy to promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law.

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 Palestinian territories access education, jobs, family members and to move goods.

As part of its legal work, Gisha represents individuals and organisations in Israeli administrative proceedings and courts. Gisha’s legal activity is based on Israeli law, international human rights and humanitarian law.

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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