Organizations on the Ground

If you’re looking to go beyond our website and learn more about the Jerusalem Story from those working on the ground, our directory provides a useful starting point. Search here for Palestinian organizations that work on Jerusalem.

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Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)

مجلس منظمات حقوق الإنسان الفلسطينية

Mission

The council’s vision is to reach a situation whereby the Palestinian people enjoy their rights, chiefly the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their original homes and to self-determination, and to build a Palestinian society based on the principles of justice, human dignity, and the rule of law and to see efficient accountability mechanisms enforced.

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Human Rights,

Location of Work

Other,

Notes

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council, a coalition of human rights organizations in the occupied Palestinian territories (including East Jerusalem), was established in 2006 to enable Palestinian human rights NGOs to act collectively to promote the rule of law. The council addresses human rights violations committed by Israeli and Palestinian parties in the occupied Palestinian territories through press releases, position papers, and joint advocacy activities.

P.O. Box 1413, Ramallah, Palestine
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Mahmoud Afranji, Contact Person

Tel: +970.2.295.4646 Tel: +970.2.295.4647 Tel: +970.2.295.4649 Mobile: +970.59.930.8666 Fax: +970.2.295.4903

phroc2015@gmail.com

Palestinian Medical Relief Society

جمعية الاغاثة الطبية

Mission

Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) seeks to improve the overall physical, mental, and social well-being of all Palestinians, regardless of racial, political, social, economic status, religion, or gender.

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Health,

Location of Work

Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,

Notes

Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) is a grassroots community-based Palestinian health organization, founded in 1979 by a group of Palestinian health professionals to supplement the inadequate health infrastructure caused by years of Israeli military occupation. It started as a voluntary initiative and now provides quality health services to the most vulnerable members of Palestinian society: women, children, the disabled, and the poor in rural villages, refugee camps, and urban centers.

PMRS works to contribute to the building of a viable, independent Palestinian civil society based on social equity, democracy, respect for human rights—a society that is free from discrimination and aggression of any form.

PMRS works for the attainment of physical, mental, and social well-being of Palestinians. Health is viewed as an entry point for social change and community development.

Beit Hanina, Jerusalem
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Bahia Amra, Relations Manager

Tel: +972.2. 583.4021

pmrs@pmrs.ps

Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO)

شبكة المنظمات الاهلية الفلسطينية

Mission

Empowering and protecting the autonomy of Palestinian civil society and consolidating its role in the national struggle and democratization process based on the principles of democracy, social justice, rule of law, tolerance, and respect of human rights

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Human Rights,

Location of Work

Other,

Notes

The PNGO was established in September 1993 in response to the signing of the Oslo Accords to enhance coordination, consultation, and cooperation between member organizations in different developmental domains. It includes more than 140 NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It helped to develop a forum of civil society organizations to serve as an independent voice of Palestinian civil society. 

Zahrat al-Masayef Building, Floor 1, al-Ersal Street, Ramallah, Palestine
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Dua’a Qurie, Executive Director

Tel: +972.2.297.5320 Tel: +972.2.297.5321 Fax: +972.2.295.0704

pngonet@pngo.net

Palestinian Prisoners’ Club

نادي الأسير الفلسطيني

Mission

To raise the issues of political prisoners and their rights, to expose the inhuman violations they are subjected to in Israeli prisons, and to create a broad base of popular solidarity with political prisoners at the local and international levels and support prisoners’ families

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Human Rights,

Location of Work

Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,

Notes

Palestinian Prisoners’ Club is a nongovernmental organization created by prisoners in Israel’s Junaid prison in 1992, in the wake of a historic 15-day hunger strike. The political prisoners felt the need for a focal point for the needs of prisoners and their families.

The club has branches throughout the occupied West Bank except for in East Jerusalem, where the organization has a coordinator only, because Israel prohibits the club from operating there.

Jerusalem
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Nasser Qous, Jerusalem Director

Mobile: +970.54.542.7857

pcddd@hotmail.com