Palestine: EU police mission and EU border assistance mission extended for 12 months

July 8, 2016
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The EU has prolonged the mandate of its police mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS ) as well as the mandate of the EU border assistance mission for the Rafah crossing point (EU BAM Rafah) until 30 June 2017. These missions are part of the wider EU efforts in support of Palestinian state building in the context of working towards a comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.
EUPOL COPPS has been assisting the Palestinian Authority in building the institutions of a future state of Palestine in the areas of policing and criminal justice since January 2006. Through its contribution to security and justice sector reform, the mission supports efforts to increase the security of the Palestinian population and to reinforce the rule of law.
The EU BAM Rafah mission is mandated to provide a third party presence at the Rafah crossing point to contribute to building confidence between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including through building up the Palestinian capacity on all aspects of border management at Rafah. The mission maintains readiness to redeploy to the Rafah crossing point once the political and security situation allows. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EUPOL COPPS – website
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Palestine
EU External Action – Palestine
The European Union and the Palestinians – Facebook page


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