Based on post 1948 Egyptian maps, the PA proposes that the northern borders of the Gaza Strip should be at least two kilometers north of where it is now.

The World Bank have expressed readiness to finance the construction of a new terminal for the passage of people and goods, at Erez border crossing, but insist that the two sides reach an agreement on the location.

Israeli sources reported that while Abbas is leaning toward accepting a coordinated disengagement, his Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei prefers that the PA does not help Sharon to affirm his unilateral approach.