An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed to identify the role of Palestinian human rights organizations in protecting civil and political rights, by studying the efforts made by these organizations to reach their goals. The qualitative approach was adopted to carry out the study, and the interview was used as a tool for gathering information. A sample consisting of seven human rights organizations was selected, and eleven interviews were conducted with some of those working at these institutions. The results of the study revealed that human rights organizations contribute to right to life protection by (56%), Right to Physical Integrity by (53%) Right to Freedom of Expression (45%), Right to a Fair Trial by (70%), in the Israeli violations part: they contribute to Israeli violations reduction by (66%). Based on the findings, the researcher recommended the need to join efforts to improve the human rights situation, by solving the problems that the Palestinian political system suffers from and by working to unify the national vision in order to confront and end the occupation.