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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The EU will monitor the Rafah crossing

I guess that's good news. Or at least it will help ensure that shit like what used to happen on our border will stop happening. But I am not sure how effective exactly they will be, because: The Palestinians want the Europeans to serve as advisers, while Israel wants the foreigners to be in charge, with the authority to carry out arrests or confiscate luggage, if necessary. Israel is concerned about an influx of weapons and militants. Palestinian Cabinet Minister Mohammed Dahlan accused Israel of trying to maintain a presence in Gaza despite its withdrawal. "We don't want any (Israeli) foothold here," Dahlan said. "What we want is freedom of movement for passengers in and out of Gaza, and freedom of movement for goods out of Gaza to Egypt." Touring the border, Marc Otte, the EU's Mideast envoy, said: "We are not here to control anybody. We are here to help and assist." Hmm....


At 11/08/2005 06:37:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Mohammed Dahlan -
"We want to smuggle in weapons, contraban, drugs and make money off of it and prepare for a war, and we don't want the EU or Israel telling us what to do"

Ironically Israel is 'asking' the EU to take control as if they would do a fin thing anyway.. you might as well put the UN on the border like in Lebanon where they ride around with and transport Hezballah guerrillas.


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