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Physicians for Human Rights Israel

Presentation by Physicians for Human Rights Israel

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00pm

Kane Street Community Room

Join us as we hear from two incredible leaders from Physicians for Human Rights Israel, sponsored by the New Israel Fund. PHRI works to promote equality and justice for all people living under Israel’s control, serving Palestinians and Israelis across Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Their work combines direct humanitarian aid to underserved populations, together with efforts towards policy change to achieve greater respect for human rights.

We will hear from Executive Director, Guy Shalev and Board Chair, Dr. Lina Qassem-Hassan about their their efforts to promote equality and justice for all people living under Israel's responsibility control, as well as the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza and the West Bank.

Dr. Guy Shalev—Guy is PHRI's Executive Director and a research fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions. He is a medical and political anthropologist specializing in the intersection of medical professionalism, ethnonational politics, and bioethics in Israel/Palestine. Guy received his Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2018, and his publications have appeared in American Anthropologist, Israeli Sociology, and Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

Dr. Lina Qassem-Hassan—Lina is the Chairperson of PHRI's Board of Directors. She is a family medicine specialist with Clalit Health Services in the Haifa and Western Galilee District, specializing in end-of-life care. In addition to regularly volunteering with PHRI's West Bank mobile clinic and medical delegations to Gaza, Lina volunteers with their Prisoners and Detainees department, accompanying Palestinian hunger strikers. Recently, Lina volunteered with PHRI's emergency make-shift clinic for survivors of the October 7 massacre and has spoken out about her belief that all victims of this war deserve medical treatment.

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