Israel Rejects EU Plan to Link Gaza to the West Bank

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said his government rejected an EU plan to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank by train, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

According to Anadolu, Katz told Israel Broadcasting Corporation:

Israeli media said the EU had prepared a plan for transport in the occupied West Bank which included the establishment of an airport, a port and a railway to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank. The EU did not officially inform the Israeli government of the plan.

Katz, meanwhile, proposed shifting the full responsibility over the Gaza Strip to the international community, while keeping Israel’s security control on the port.

Source: Palestine Chronicle