New TIPH observers introduced

Sixteen new TIPH members attended the customary introduction course in early May 2010.

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Sixteen new TIPH members attended the customary introduction course in early May 2010.

The purpose of the introduction course is to equip the new TIPH observers about the core activities of the mission, and brief about the TIPH mandate, the history of Hebron and current developments in the city.

As part of the program the new TIPH observers visited the Israeli District Civil Liaison Office (DCL) in Hebron. Here, the observers were briefed by Lieutenant Dean Nahum about the work of the DCL and its cooperation with the TIPH. Later on in the course, the new observers to the TIPH were briefed by the Palestinian Police Forces.

The newcomers also receive lectures on the legal aspects of the mission’s work, such as: human rights and international humanitarian law. In addition, gender mainstreaming, cultural codes, practical workshops and first aid lessons are given.

The newcomers also toured the downtown area of Hebron to get acquainted to the situation in the streets.

— This gives an idea of what we are about to encounter when out patrolling. It increases the understanding of the specificities of our area of responsibility, says Michel Sulusi, a new TIPH member.

2 May 2010