TIPH Welcomes New Members

Nineteen new TIPH observers, from four different countries, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Italy, have now arrived in Hebron. After having completed an introduction course, they will be ready to start their new jobs.

 

Tiph newcomers

Nineteen new TIPH observers, from four different countries, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Italy, have now arrived in Hebron. After having completed an introduction course, they will be ready to start their new jobs.

The mission is aiming at exchanging 25 percent of the staff every three months. Before the newcomers start their work they learn about TIPH’s role and mandate in Hebron. How to drive in Hebron is also on the schedule; since many new TIPH members are not used to the hectic traffic situation.

Jonas Skovrup Christensen from Denmark will soon be starting his work as an Arabic speaking observer.

—I am looking forward to meet the people in Hebron and to contribute to TIPH’s important mission.

Jonas learnt to speak Arabic eight years ago and has since then spent a lot of time in the Middle East.

—It is a fascinating place to be and now I am looking forward to be able to use my knowledge in Arabic in getting to know Hebron.

Edna Cederwall from Sweden is one of the new observers who speak Hebrew. She is thrilled with her new job and looks forward to use her skills.

—There are a lot of things to learn and I believe the job as a Hebrew speaking observer will be a great challenge.

The newcomers have either a civilian or police background.

7 Aug 2011

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