TIPH Opens its Gates for Neighbourhood Day

On Thursday, TIPH made an effort to return some of the hospitality shown by the Hebronites, and opened the gates of the TIPH base for a neighbourhood day. Several hundreds of guests arrived, and were treated with theatre, games and a lot of children’s activities.

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On Thursday, TIPH made an effort to return some of the hospitality shown by the Hebronites, and opened the gates of the TIPH base for a neighbourhood day. Several hundreds of guests arrived, and were treated with theatre, games and a lot of children’s activities.

The Neighbourhood Day is already a tradition in Hebron, and hours before the party was about to begin, Hebron children had started to assemble outside the TIPH base. At four o’clock, the fun began, and several hundreds of guests arrived. Several different activities were offered, mostly for the children: face painting, football, children’s theatre and music.

— The Neighbourhood day is an attempt to give something back to the community in Hebron. We cannot compete with you Hebronites in the art of hospitability, but we can always make an effort. We share this town, we share this neighbourhood. I am proud to be a part of this town and this neighbourhood, and I am glad to welcoming you to us, said TIPH Head of Mission, Einar Johnsen, at the opening of the celebrations.

The usually very quiet TIPH parking area turned for a few hours into a playground, with entire families enjoying the music and the theatre, children playing football or having their faces painted and chatting with TIPH observers.

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