EU agrees to monitor Gaza border

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 | 
The European Union has agreed to deploy inspectors at the Rafah border terminal between Gaza and Egypt, a move that could help open the volatile frontier. Israel closed the border after it pulled out of Gaza a month and a half ago. It hopes that European inspectors will prevent the smuggling of weapons and terrorists from Egypt into Gaza. But the Europeans have balked at Israel's demand that their inspectors arrest suspected terrorists and say their role is supervisory. “We are not here to control anybody,” said EU Mideast envoy Marc Otte during a tour of the border. “We are here to help and assist."

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