New TIPH Observers in Hebron

TIPH conducted a major rotation of observers in the beginning of August. New members have replaced 25 members returning to their home countries after serving in TIPH between six and 18 months.

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New TIPH Observers in Hebron

TIPH conducted a major rotation of observers in the beginning of August. New members have replaced 25 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.

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 received briefings from both Palestinian and Israeli Security Forces posted in Hebron.

24 August