TIPH holding introduction course for nineteen new mission members

On Monday 2nd of February 2010 Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) started an introduction course for incoming members. Nineteen new TIPH observers are attending the course, which will last until Wednesday 10th of February.

On Monday 2nd of February 2010 Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) started an introduction course for incoming members. Nineteen new TIPH observers are attending the course, which will last until Wednesday 10th of February.

The new TIPH members have different backgrounds, such as policemen and academics. A few have been serving in TIPH earlier.

       I am very happy to be back in Hebron to get the chance to see how life has changed in the city since last time, says Graziano Sanna who is serving in the mission for the second time.

Newcomer Jasmine Daoudi hopes to be able to make a difference in the streets.

       Hopefully our presence can have a positive effect on the situation in Hebron, she says.

During the introduction course the new TIPH members are briefed about the TIPH mandate, the history of Hebron and current developments in the city. They also receive lectures on the legal aspects of the TIPH’s work, human rights and international humanitarian law. Included also in the introduction course is gender mainstreaming issues, cultural codes, and practical workshops, as first aid lessons.

The incoming TIPH members will also be briefed by Palestinian Police Forces, the IDF and Israeli Police about their work and their cooperation with the TIPH.

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