Thursday, March 22, 2007

Run Away - It's What they're best at!

From Israel Insider via SDA's frequent commenter Maz2
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The European Union monitors who so enthusiastically took up positions on the Gaza-Egypt border in 2005 to help make sure Israel could not close it for security reasons no longer want to be there.

The monitors have raised concerns for their safety following a number of threats to their lives over the past few weeks. An Israeli defense official reportedly told The Jerusalem Post that a bomb was found on a road frequented by the monitors in Gaza several weeks ago.

"They are genuinely concerned for their lives," a senior defense official said of the EU monitors.

The head of the 80-man EU team, Italian Maj.-Gen. Pietro Pistolese, met last week with IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi to plot an escape route should the Palestinians decide to attack them. ...... ""


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