Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
State Under Review: Israel
29th Session (January 2018)
Submitted by: Physicians for Human Rights – Israel
Aims and Objectives of this Report:
This submission illuminates Israel's failure to protect the right to health, under international human rights law and international humanitarian law, to all persons under its responsibility.
Specifically, the right to health has been impacted in four key ways: (1) denials of medical exit permits to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories; (2) prolonged use of solitary confinement; (3) attacks on Palestinian medical teams; and (4) the mistreatment of Palestinian hunger strikers and the enactment of Israel's force-feeding legislation. The purpose of this report is to draw attention to and provide recommendations regarding the right to health for people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and prisoners / detainees.