Head of TIPH met with Palestinian Prime Minister

Head of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), Roy C Grottheim, met on Saturday 13 of September with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to discuss the recent political development and security situation in the West Bank city of Hebron. The meeting took place in Hebron Governor Hussein Al-Araj's office.

Head of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), Roy C Grottheim, met on Saturday 13 September with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to discuss the recent political development and security situation in the West Bank city of Hebron.

 

Welcomed by Hebron Governor Hussein Al-Araj and Economy Minister Kamal Hasounah as well as the Head of the Hebron police, Ramadan Awad, Roy C Grottheim briefed the Palestinian Prime Minister regarding the work TIPH is conducting in the city.

 

During the meeting, which was held in the Governor’s office, Head of Mission emphasized the importance of Palestinian police presence in the old city and the safety of the Palestinian inhabitants.

 

-It is important for TIPH to hear the Palestinian point of view concerning the situation in Hebron and it is also important to know the progress of the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis, said Roy C Grottheim.

 

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad affirmed that achieving safety and security for Palestinian citizens is one of his priorities. He added that the Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank is a big obstacle and that it is undermining the peace process.

 

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad thanked the Head of Mission for the work TIPH is conducting in the city of Hebron and agreed on holding continuous meetings in the future.