New TIPH Observers in Hebron

TIPH conducted a rotation of observers, , in the beginning of May. New members from the different TIPH member countries have replaced 16 members returning to their home countries after serving in TIPH between six and 18 months.

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TIPH conducted a rotation of observers, in the beginning of May. New members from the different TIPH member countries have replaced 16 members returning to their home countries after serving in TIPH between six and 18 months.

The new observers have finished an introduction course for incoming TIPH members and are now operational in Hebron. They all have various backgrounds; police, medical, juridical or linguistic and are now preparing to use their skills, monitoring the situation in Hebron.

During the introduction course the new observers learned about TIPH’s mandate, the history of Hebron and current developments in the city. They 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, from first aid to the driving of armoured and soft-skin patrol vehicles.

The new observers also received briefings from both Palestinian and Israeli Security Forces posted in Hebron.

 

12 May, 2013