15.06.2007 (12:00 PM) Temporary suspension of operations

In view of the last events in the Gaza strip EUBAM Head of Mission Lt. General Pietro PISTOLESE has declared a temporary suspension of operations at Rafah Crossing Point (RCP). Meanwhile contacts with the Government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Egypt are going on in order to restore operations at the border once the security and political situation is clarified. In the present circumstances EUBAM is conscious of the importance of having the border open and ready to continue with the implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access.