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Developing a Community Safety Plan for Hebron

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Fareed A'mer, Roland Friedrich, Peter Homel, Fatima Itawi, Ibrahim Jaradat, Regula Kaufmann, Arnold Luethold, Nicolas Masson, Omar Rahhal, Haitham Al-Sharif, Mayada Zeidani

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Abstract

The comprehensive Community Safety Plan for the Governorate of Hebron presented in this publication is the result of an extensive consultation process and a series of meetings, workshops and conferences held by Hebron Governor’s Office in cooperation with DCAF and the Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (SHAMS) in 2011 and 2012.

Since 2009, the Governorate of Hebron has established more than 23 ad-hoc committees in charge of developing plans that are informed by community dialogue and citizens’ recommendations. These committees complement the work of the Governorates’ Higher Security Committee. They include committees on education, economy, the Old City, women, youth, etc. These committees’ initiatives have included the development of an integrated Community Safety Plan for Hebron.

The Community Safety Plan is an important contribution to communicating the community’s concerns and security needs to the authorities and feeding them into the policy formulation process. It plays an important role in advancing stability and security in the daily lives of the citizens of the Hebron Governorate, and is part of a wider initiative by the Palestinian National Authority and its President to enhance the delivery of security to the Palestinian people.