TIPH Takes Part in HRC Jubilee

One of TIPH:s partners in Hebron, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, HRC, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a large conference on preserving historic city centres. TIPH was present as the conference opened with a festive ceremony on Tuesday.

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One of TIPH’s partners in Hebron, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, HRC, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a large conference on preserving historic city centres. TIPH was present as the conference opened with a festive ceremony on Tuesday.

Hebron is one of the world’s oldest cities and displays a large variety of historic landmarks from its different rulers and dwellers; Jews, Byzantinians, Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottomans… who have all left architectural testimonials in this town. There are few cities in the world where a visitor can see several thousand years of work, business and worship in one place.

— The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee does a great job. This town is a historical gem and has enormous potential to be a major destination for international tourism. I have seen with my own eyes how beautiful old buildings have been restored and how the streets of the Old City have been repaved. Knowing that TIPH is supporting this work makes me proud, said TIPH Head of Mission, Einar Johnsen.

The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of foreign and Palestinian dignitaries, among them, the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

20 July 2011

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