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The Rafah point reopened for a few days

An Israeli tank in Rafah - July 2014 (credit: Israeli army)
An Israeli tank in Rafah – July 2014 (credit: Israeli army)

(B2) The point of Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza will be reopened for three days, from 13 to 15 June in both directions. A decision that comes following consultation between President Abbas and the Egyptian authorities » as specified by the Bulgarian Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process.

While waiting for the regular reopening...

« I hope that the conditions of sécurité will that this decision be extended and Rafah can to be open on a regular basis ". And to add: « The necessity by full lift of all closures dwelling. PTo resolve the situation, a lasting solution also requires the return control waypoints in Gaza to the Palestinian Authority »

Europeans ready…

The Europeans have prepared a plan to build up power at the Rafah point where European observers were present in 2005-2006. But this remains conditional on the political agreement of all parties. (Read our interview, on the Club, with Guy Rolin, the head of the mission EUBAM Rafah. Be ready, just in case...

(NGV)

Also read our file: No. 23 EUBAM Rafah. A mission awaiting a peace process

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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