Increased violence around newly occupied house in Hebron

TIPH reminds the Israeli authorities of the violence that has followed the occupation of the house on Patriarchs’ Hill / Al Ras in Hebron. In this respect TIPH again urges the Israeli authorities on all levels to take necessary measures to evict the occupants.

Occupied HouseTIPH reminds the Israeli authorities of the violence that has followed the occupation of the house on Patriarchs’ Hill / Al Ras in Hebron.

TIPH encourages the Israeli Authorities to recognize the numerous reports of increased violence that TIPH has written in the last year surrounding this de facto new settlement in Hebron. The violence is almost completely directed towards Palestinians living close to the occupied house.

The occupation of the house has not only led to increased violence but also further destabilized the situation in Hebron as a whole. In this respect TIPH again urges the Israeli authorities on all levels to take necessary measures to evict the occupants.

– Today, one year ago, TIPH observed approximately 100 Israeli settlers entering this empty building. Not only has TIPH observed increased violence in the vicinity of the house from the onset, but the house has also created one more friction point in an already tense city, Roy C. Grottheim Head of Mission for TIPH says.

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 Israeli government 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.