Report: Israel Seeks to Regain Control of Egypt-Gaza Border Crossing at Rafah

[Ynet News] Roee Nahmias - Israel has asked the U.S. for approval to recapture the Rafah crossing on the border between Gaza and Egypt, European sources told the London-based Arabic newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi. Israel is seeking to set up a military base in the area, and wants control over the Rafah crossing to be in the hands of international monitors. Egypt enabled hundreds of Palestinians to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing last week, despite an earlier understanding with Israel that the Palestinians would enter through the Kerem Shalom crossing, and undergo security checks by the IDF.

2008-01-07 01:00:00

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