Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Rafah passenger terminal

According to Haaretz, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to meet senior Cabinet ministers later today to discuss control over the Gaza-Sinai border and the Philidelphi route.

Haaretz believes the Israeli government may accept an Egyptian proposal whereby Rafah terminal would close for arrivals from Sinai for between 6 and 9 months during which time Palestinians would have to enter Gaza via a new terminal at Kerem Shalom. After this interim period, Rafah would then reopen for entry into Gaza and be operated by European monitors under the surveillance of Israeli CCTV.

Israeli Reporting

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