The 2005 agreement saw Rafah put under Egyptian and Palestinian control, with the EUBAM
observers taking up their positions at the crossing in November 2005 in a bid to prevent the free passage of weapons or personnel into the enclave.
provided assistance to the Information and Security Service of Moldova in an intelligence-led operation against the smuggling of cigarettes from Ukraine to Moldova, destined for the EU market.
The EUPOL COPPS and PCP delegation stood at the plaza of First Ramallah group in a joint booth with the other EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Mission in the area, EUBAM
The EU stands ready to reactivate the EUBAM
Rafah mission, once political and security conditions allow, in order to ensure the EU third party role at the Rafah crossing point," it said.
To help the authority strengthen the rule of law, two civilian missions are on the ground: EUPOL COPPS, in Ramallah, and EUBAM
, on stand-by for Gaza.
Our border assistance mission, EUBAM
Rafah, established at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and Gaza in 2005, is currently on standby and ready to deploy as soon as circumstances permit and EU member states form the backbone of the United Nations force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The European Union expresses its readiness to make use of its instruments in support of the parties' efforts, including the possible reactivation, in the appropriate way, of the EUBAM
Rafah was established in November 2005 to monitor the Rafah border crossing point, as set out in the Agreement on Movement and Access between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Before the blockade was imposed, the crossing was supervised by a detachment of European observers known as EUBAM
that was meant to block the movement of weapons and other contraband through the terminal.
Rafah (the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah), which
Participating organizations included: ACTED, Association d'Echanges Culturels Hebron-France, Al Aizaria Cooperative -- Jerusalem Mountains, Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, British Council, ECHO, ESDC, EUBAM
Rafah, EUPOL COPPS, Goethe Institut, IECD (Institut Europeen de Cooperation et de Developpement), Institut FranE*ais, Miftah, National Center for Community Rehabilitation, Oxfam, Palestinian Vision, PlaNet Finance, Riwaq, Women's Studies Centre, Sarreyet Ramallah, Sharek Youth Forum, Vento di Terra and UNRWA.
Rafah mission was launched in 2005 to provide a third-party