New Observers in Hebron

New observers have arrived to Hebron from the different TIPH member countries. Almost twenty persons are trained in their new jobs as international observers in the City of Hebron. They all have various backgrounds; police, medical, juridical or linguistic and are now preparing to use their skills, monitoring the situation in Hebron.

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New observers have arrived to Hebron from the different TIPH member countries. Almost twenty persons are trained in their new jobs as international observers in the City of Hebron. They all have various backgrounds; police, medical, juridical or linguistic and are now preparing to use their skills, monitoring the situation in Hebron.

—There are many challenges, says one new observer, just finding the way around in the Old City seems to be somewhat difficult.

 Some observers have been serving in TIPH before and for others it is the first time they meet the Hebronites, but they are all very eager to start working, finding their way around.

During the introduction course the new observers are trained in the TIPH’s mandate, the history of Hebron and current developments in the city. They have received lectures and briefings on the organizational structure, the daily work of the mission, legal aspects, human rights and international humanitarian law. The course also included briefings on gender mainstreaming and cultural codes. The observers received practical training in a range of disciplines.