Change of command in TIPH

Brigadier General Britt T. B. Brestrup is replacing Brigadier General Roy C. Grøttheim as Head of Mission for the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) on the 28th of April 2009. Mr. Roy C. Grøttheim leaves the mission as scheduled after serving one year and three months as Head of Mission.

 

Brigadier General Britt T. B. Brestrup is replacing Brigadier General Roy C. Grøttheim as Head of Mission for the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) on the 28th of April 2009. Mr. Roy C. Grøttheim leaves the mission as scheduled after serving one year and three months as Head of Mission. Britt T. B. Brestrup will lead a group of 64 civilian observers from six countries (Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey), observing and reporting in Hebron.

 

Brigadier General Britt T. B. Brestrup served as principal aide-de-camp to the King of Norway and as the deputy commandant at the Norwegian National Defense College previous to being appointed as the new Head of Mission for TIPH. Her international experience covers peacekeeping, military observer missions and civilian humanitarian missions in the Middle East and in Europe.

 

– After working in several international missions I look forward to starting my work in this important mission in Hebron, Britt T. B. Brestrup says. Together we will continue our efforts to improve the situation in Hebron.

 

TIPH is a civilian observer mission in the West Bank city of Hebron. TIPH was called for during the Oslo peace talks by the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel to assist them in their efforts to restore normalcy to the city of Hebron.

 

TIPH observes and reports on breaches of the agreements on Hebron and human rights law to the Israeli and Palestinian parties.