Cabinet approves European inspectors for Gaza border

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 | 
Israel's Security Cabinet has approved the deployment of European inspectors on the Gaza-Egypt border. They will be posted at the Rafah terminal, giving Palestinians a gateway to the world. But the volatile border is known as a haven for weapons smuggling from Egypt to Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, and that has some Israeli officials worried. "The terrorists are determined to continue smuggling," hawkish Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio. He said foreign inspectors and the Egyptians may not have the same determination to stop them. Despite the security concerns, Israel is moving ahead with the border agreement because of US pressure.

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