During the week that past TIPH Head of Mission met with representatives from the Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv and participated in a distribution of medical supplies to schools in H2. TIPH received EU Heads of Mission to the TIPH headquarters and attending the opening of a new solar panel project.
During the week that past TIPH Head of Mission met with representatives from the Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv and participated in a distribution of medical supplies to schools in H2. TIPH received EU Heads of Mission to the TIPH headquarters and attended the opening of a new solar panel project.
On 13 and 14 December, TIPH distributed emergency medical supplies to 28 schools in H2. Due to the continued volatile and challenged situation in many neighborhoods of Hebron, especially in H2, and to increase the feeling of security and the wellbeing of Palestinians, TIPH remains committed in supporting schools in H2, especially in the Tariq bin Ziad and Jabal Jawhar. These schools are situated near several checkpoints and as Palestinian ambulances have often difficulties reaching the schools, first aid competences and equipment are of crucial importance.
– A good education and happy childhood is fundamental as a basis for a prosperous life. Being able to go to school, to learn from their teachers and to play with their friends, is a basic right that all children have, and it is important to TIPH and to me as Head of Mission, that we do our outmost to make sure that the children in Hebron have that possibility and that they feel safe in school, says TIPH Head of Mission Geir Holmenes.
TIPH Head of Mission Geir Holmenes with school children in Hebron Basic School.
On 14 December, TIPH Head of Mission Geir Holmenes met with representatives of the Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv. The visits are part of a series of meetings that the Head of Mission conducts with the embassies, representational offices and consulates of TIPHs contributing countries during November and December. Among other things, Head of Mission discussed the situation in Hebron with the representatives of Sweden. Head of Mission also met with the Local Coordinator at the Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv.
TIPH Head of Mission Geir Holmenes and Ambassador of Sweden to Israel Mr. Carl-Magnus Nesser.
On 15 December, TIPH Deputy Head of Mission Stefano Nencioni welcomed the European Union’s Heads of Mission to the TIPH headquarters for a briefing on TIPH and the situation in Hebron.
– It is a great pleasure to welcome the EU Heads of Mission to TIPH. We have witnessed a worsening situation for the Palestinians in the city and it is important that Hebron is being paid attention to, not only in the region, but internationally, said Deputy Head of Mission Stefano Nencioni.
TIPH Deputy Head of Mission Stefano Nencioni briefing the EU Heads of Mission.
On 16 December, TIPH received representatives from the Japanese Representative Office for a brief and a tour of H2.
On 17 December, TIPH opened a new solar panel project at the Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoom School for children with mental disabilities. The solar panel system is estimated to reduce energy cost for the school, which will enable them to add new classes. In addition, it will also raise the awareness for environmentally friendly energy systems in Hebron.
TIPH Head of Logistics and Administration Sonny Månsson at the opening ceremony of a new solar panel project at the Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoom School.