Israel and the occupied territories

The ICRC has been in Israel and the occupied territories since 1967. Our main activities focus on protecting civilians and visiting people deprived of freedom held in Israeli and Palestinian places of detention.

The ICRC works with the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Magen David Adom Society (MDA) to bring assistance and relief to Palestinians.


In numbers

From January to December 2016

  • 1,250,000
    gained improved access to water and electricity.
  • 1,000
    persons benefitted from physical rehabilitation services in Gaza.
  • 114,000
    individual visits were facilitated to Palestinian detainees in Israeli places of detention.

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