20.11.2009 The EU decides to maintain EUBAM Rafah

The Council of the European Union has decided to extend the mandate of EUBAM Rafah until 24 May 2010. On 17 November 2009, the Council confirmed the EU's readiness to redeploy at short notice at the Rafah Crossing Point, should circumstances allow. Despite the closure of the Rafah Crossing Point, the Mission is maintaining its operational capability to deploy at short notice. As soon as conditions allows, the Mission will return to its monitoring tasks and operations.