The Authority will take over its management… An American delegation is discussing in Cairo the reopening of the Rafah crossing

Bethlehem – Together – After the Palestinian Authority confirmed that it had received a proposal to manage the Rafah Crossing with international participation, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted a Palestinian source as saying, ‘Advanced talks are taking place between Egypt, Israel, the European Union, the Palestinian Authority, and the United States regarding the proposed agreement to manage the Rafah Crossing.’

Under the agreement, the Palestinian Authority will manage the crossing, Israel will monitor through cameras, and the European Union will be present and monitor the activity as well.

In the same context, it is expected that a high-level American delegation will arrive in Cairo in the coming days, with the aim of discussing a mechanism for reopening the Rafah crossing again, in light of the Egyptian government’s rejection of several previously discussed American proposals, which included the presence of an American company or Israeli officials on the Palestinian side of the border. The crossing.

The
American delegation will have to move between Egypt and Israel to hold discussions with officials from both parties, and develop a vision regarding restarting work in ‘Rafah.’ According to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.

According to several scenarios that have been put forward, according to the Lebanese newspaper, the closest thing at the present time is reaching an agreement on the presence of a monitoring mission from the European Union at the crossing, as an intermediary between the Egyptian and Israeli sides, similar to the way it worked at the crossing between 2005 and 2007. With the approval of the Palestinian Authority and full coordination with it. Although this proposal is not currently accepted by Hamas and the rest of the resistance factions, there are other Egyptian proposals, including that this should also be done in coordination with the resistance, and through cooperation between the Authority and the resistance, in selecting the Palestinian individuals who will be on the Palestinian side
of the crossing.

In this context, the Europeans are adhering to the approval of the Palestinian Authority first, before starting logistical arrangements, which is consistent with the position of Egypt, which has begun to explore the opinion of the factions.

However, Egypt does not seem to be in a rush to resume work at the Rafah crossing, especially after the horrific massacre the day before yesterday, and it is currently focusing on maintaining the entry of aid through the Kerem Shalom crossing, facilitating and accelerating inspections there, in addition to increasing the number of trucks that enter daily, to reach To about 500 trucks, which was rejected by the enemy, which allowed the entry of only 250 trucks.

Source: Maan News Agency

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