An Israeli doctors' group has been named as one of the four winners of this year's Right Livelihood award - dubbed the alternative Nobel prize. Physicians for Human Rights Israel was recognised for operating mobile clinics in occupied Palestinian territories and campaigning for patients' rights. The Rights Livelihood awards honour the power of grassroots change, the Sweden-based foundation said in a statement.
Four recipients will share the 200,000 euro (£172,000; $273,000) prize. The award was founded in 1980 by Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull to recognise work he felt was being ignored by the Nobel Foundation. Other winners of the 2010 awards include Nigerian and Brazilian environmentalists, as well as Nepalese community activists.