Israel, Egypt Discuss Gaza Crossing

[Ynet News] Roni Sofer - Israel and Egypt have been conducting EU-backed negotiations in an effort to reopen the Rafah crossing on the Egypt-Gaza border. Amos Gilad, head of the political-military bureau at the Defense Ministry, was in Cairo this week for talks. Egypt is insisting that Hamas supervise the crossing on the Palestinian side, a demand Israel vehemently opposes. Israel has agreed to reopen the crossing under the same conditions as in the past: With EU monitors' supervision, Fatah control on the Palestinians side, Egyptian control on the Egyptian side, and Israeli monitoring of traffic through the crossing via screens at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

2008-02-20 01:00:00

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