UN / HEBRON

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06-Feb-2019 00:02:04
After Security Council consultations on Israel’s decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters that “it doesn’t make sense” for the Council, “which is responsible for international peace and security, and therefore protection of civilians, to remain silent on this issue.” UNIFEED / FILE

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DATELINE: 06 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

06 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, Kuwait, Palestine, and Indonesia Ambassadors at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations:
“It doesn’t make sense that five foreign ministers of the countries composing this force to act and to express regret, and to ask more or less for Israel to reconsider, and for Germany to issue a statement, the Secretary-General to express a position, and so many other countries; and the Security Council, which is responsible for international peace and security, and therefore protection of civilians, to remain silent on this issue.”
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mansour Al-Otaibi, Permanent representative of Kuwait to the United Nations:
“I think it was a very positive discussion, and there was overwhelming support for, you know, first expressing concerns about the situation and what this decision might entail, might exacerbate the situation on the ground, and it is also undermine the bilateral agreement between Palestine and Israel. Many member states regretted this decision and asked to reconsider it, actually.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations:
“We don’t want what happened in 1995 to occur. We want to make sure that the situation that is already fragile and tense, and it’s not going to worsen what has already been happening. The act by Israel unilaterally to terminate TIPH is also not in concordance with the Oslo Accord. And we think this is this is not a wide decision to be done.”
6. Pan right, ambassadors walk away

UNRWA FILE – 5 NOVEMBER 2018, H2 AREA OF HEBRON, IN THE WEST BANK

7. Various shots, general city views

STORYLINE:

After Security Council consultations on Israel’s decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour today (06 Feb) told reporters that “the Security Council, which is responsible for international peace and security, and therefore protection of civilians, is to remain silent on this issue.”

Mansour noted that the foreign ministers of the five countries that compose the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) had asked Israel to reconsider this decision.

Mansour was joined by the ambassadors of Indonesia and Kuwait, which are non-permanent members of the Council and took part in the consultations.

Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi of Kuwait said, “I think it was a very positive discussion, and there was overwhelming support for, you know, first expressing concerns about the situation and what this decision might entail, might exacerbate the situation on the ground, and it is also undermine the bilateral agreement between Palestine and Israel. Many member states regretted this decision and asked to reconsider it, actually.”

For his part, Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani of Indonesia said, “we don’t want what happened in 1995 to occur. We want to make sure that the situation that is already fragile and tense, and it’s not going to worsen what has already been happening. The act by Israel unilaterally to terminate TIPH is also not in concordance with the Oslo Accord. And we think this is this is not a wide decision to be done.”

TIPH is a civilian observer mission present in the city of Hebron upon invitation by the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The mission was called for by the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel in order to support them in their efforts to improve the situation in Hebron and to create a sense of security for the Palestinians in Hebron. TIPH has existed in the present form since 1997 and the observers come from TIPHs five contributing countries: Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
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