As radio station «Kan bet», the de-facto Hamas administration reported that on 15 November 2017, it will give the Palestinian national authority control over the Rafah crossing point, located on the border of the Gaza strip and Egypt.
29 October it became known that preparations for the return of the observers at a checkpoint began and the European Union. The reactivation of the EUBAM mission was possible thanks to launched by Fatah and Hamas for national reconciliation.
Missy left Rafah in 2007 after the authorities in the Gaza strip was seized by Hamas. Since the beginning of the mission 30 November 2005 to 9 June 2007, when the mission left the checkpoint through the checkpoint were 450.000 people, on average, were passed 1,500 people a day.
In recent years, the border crossing was opened only for a few days a year. Under the terms of the agreement between Hamas and Fatah, November 1, for the work of the PPC will meet Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas.