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Palestinians: Immigration

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the operations of the (a) EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories and (b) EU Border Assistance Mission at Rafah crossing point in light of recent events in Gaza; and if she will make a statement. (144359)

At the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council in Luxembourg on 18 June, EU Foreign Ministers agreed to support the Palestinian Civilian Police through the resumption of the EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories and to resume the EU Border Assistance Mission Rafah. We support this.

We have received reports on the safety of officials at the Rafah crossing point, They have now been safely evacuated to Jerusalem.