TIPH welcomes Defense Minister’s decision to evacuate settlers

TIPH welcomes the decision by Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Thursday 5 April 2007, to order the evacuation of the settlers occupying an empty building at Patriarchs' Hill in Hebron. (Hebron 06.04.2007)

TIPH welcomes the decision by Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Thursday 5 April 2007, to order the evacuation of the settlers occupying an empty building at Patriarchs’ Hill in Hebron.

– TIPH calls for the evacuation order to be executed with no undue delay, TIPH Head of Mission Karl-Henrik Sjursen says.

As TIPH previously highlighted, the occupation might lead to a deterioration of the security situation in Hebron. Since the moving in by the settlers 19 March 2007, TIPH has closely monitored the development of the situation and has recorded cases of settler violence against Palestinians.

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