TIPH encouraging the Israeli DCO to let workers repair infrastructure in H2

The Fakhouri Family living in the H2 area was recently allowed to have their water pipe repaired, after having to cope with a damaged water pipe for more than two weeks.

The TIPH repeatedly reported on the issue to the Israeli DCO, and encouraged the IDF to allow the municipality workers to access the area in order to make the repair. The Fakhouri Family living in the H2 area was recently allowed to have their water pipe repaired, after having to cope with a damaged water pipe for more than two weeks. The TIPH repeatedly reported on the issue to the Israeli DCO, and encouraged the IDF to allow the municipality workers to access the area in order to make the repair.

‘The TIPH contacted the Israeli side in order to provide a permission for the workers of Hebron municipality to enter the area and repair the water pipe’, said Mrs. Fakhouri, one of the almost 30 persons depending on the now repaired water pipe.

‘We asked the municipality workers several times to come and repair the damaged pipe, but they told us that the IDF did not allow them to conduct the work. They encouraged us to contact the TIPH regarding the matter’, said Khaula Arafat Al-Fakhouri.

The TIPH repeatedly reported on the issue to the Israeli DCO, and encouraged the IDF to allow the municipality workers to access the area in order to make the repair.

The TIPH has received several reports regarding cases of inhabitants of the area H-2 which are prevented from access to basic infrastructure such as running water. Especially during the dry summer period, the lack of proper access to running water can have serious consequences. At the outset, affected households must be able to gain secure access to the damaged infrastructure sites. TIPH hopes, in cooperation with the Hebron municipality and the Israeli DCO, to be able to help more Hebronites who are deprived from their water access to have their logistic problems solved. 

‘I appreciate the great efforts of the TIPH’, added Mrs. Fakhouri. ‘The TIPH can help us in reducing the violent behaviour of the soldiers. For instance the soldiers on the checkpoints usually behave better when the TIPH is present.