Often times, Palestinian patients in desperate need of treatment are denied access to care in Israel and other main cities in the west bank for "security reasons." In such situations, Phisicians for human rights PHR intervenes on behalf of such Palestinian patients and is very often successful in securing permission for the individual to enter Israel and receive the care needed. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR) a non-profit, voluntary organization was founded in 1988 at the height of the First Intifada by Israeli and Palestinian physicians who realized that the issue of human rights and medical care are integral parts of the same struggle.
Eddie Gerald is an independent photojournalist based in Israel and is represented by the German Picture agency – Laif. His photography work is published in major international publications. His website: www.geophotos.com