Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Thursday that the European Foriegn Policy Chief, Javier Solana, and Middle East Quartet Envoy, Tony Blair, are scheduled to travel to the area next week to hold talks on the situation in Gaza in an attempt to find a solution for the border issue.

EU External Relation Commisiioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, stated on Thusrday that the Quarter is curently studying the suggestion of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, to put his security forces in charge of border control.

She added that the situation at the Rafah Border Crossing, between the Gaza Strip and Sgypt, must be handled in order to provide a better access to the residents, and that such improvement requires the redelpyment of EU monitors at the crossing pont.


In 2005, the United states, the EU, Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority agreed that the border crossing in the Gaza Strip will be monitored by EU observers, and cameras were installed to allow israel remotely moniter the movement at the crossing.


Ferrero-Waldner added that the EU is willing to grant its full support to any possible solution to the crises, and that she will help even if equipment or infrastructure is needed.


She also added that the Palestinians in Gaza are in immediete need to humniatrian aid as the siege strangled the residents and every aspect of their lives, including all mdical center and hospitals which lack the basic components and medical supplies due to the ongoing siege.