”We will not allow the presence of an international force operating against us,” said prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in a statement from the israeli government press office.
the force consists of 64 unarmed observers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. It is led by a Norwegian. TIPH stands for Temporary International Presence in Hebron.
since 1997. The mandate is extended every six months and the next extension would take place on 31 January, writes the israeli newspaper Haaretz.
In recent times have a couple of incidents occurred that caused the israelis to be angry. According to the police, was filmed a TIPH-employed when he boarded a bosättares car and an observer has also struck one of the children of a settler.
Moreover, Haaretz quoted a secret report from the TIPH on israeli violations of international law in Hebron.
the TT has sought the Swedish ministry of foreign affairs and the Folke bernadotte academy to get information on the swedes in the TIPH.