Head of Mission revisits the Gaza Strip

On 24 May 2018, Guenther Freisleben, the Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) Rafah visited the Gaza Strip. Following the news on the temporary, yet consecutive, reopening of the Rafah Crossing Point (RCP) for the duration of the month of Ramadan, the Head of Mission visited the Gaza Strip accompanied by experts and advisors from the Mission. The Mission’s team met with the heads of the various agencies working under the umbrella of the Palestinian Authority’s General Administration for Borders and Crossings (GABC)

This visit was the first of a series of coming visits aimed at finalizing the technical assessment of the RCP. The visiting team collected the necessary data for a technical assessment and conducted an on-the-ground training needs assessment. The visit also provided an opportunity to observe the performance of the Palestinian Authority’s officials and their interaction with the public.