In the EU we trust...
Israel and the PLO recently reached an agreement relating to the control and monitoring of the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, with the EU, close friend of the Jewish State and People taking an active role.
Here's how things are going to be run:
In addition, Israeli and PA security officers will monitor remote-control cameras at an EU-run control room a few kilometers from Rafah. If the Israelis want someone stopped or detained, they must ask their Palestinian counterparts to do so. If the Palestinians refuse, an appeal can be made to the EU team while the person in question is held for up to six hours.
Let's try to imagine how this might play out:
(Background: Rafah Border Crossing. Jamal, a well known member of an Arab terror organization, wants to cross from Egypt into Gaza.)
Israel: Hey, stop that guy, he's a terrorist, having planned and taken part in numerous terror attacks against Jews in Israel.
PLO: No, he's not. He is a close personal friend of PLO President Abbas.
Israel: Hey, EU, you have to step in and stop this guy, the PLO is not willing to stop this terrorist from crossing into Gaza.
EU: Jamal, are you a terrorist like Israel claims?
Jamal: No, of course not.
EU: What is the purpose of your visit to Gaza?
EU: (Shuffling some papers and typing something into the computer) Yes, everything seems to check out...
EU: Mr. Jamal, I apologize for the delay. Enjoy your stay in Gaza.
EU: You see Israel, there's nothing to worry about. Jamal gave me his word that he is not involved in terrorism and that he is only going to Gaza for business purposes.