The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, a Palestinian NGO based in Gaza, sent a letter to the European Union on August 30 demanding that Israel permanently open the Rafah and Karni crossings. Al Mezan claimed that Israel "has ignored its duties" agreed in November 2005 about the crossing points into Gaza. The NGO does not mention the frequent terror attacks on the Karni crossing. (Al Mezan has even condemned Israel for the killing of a Palestinian terrorist who was involved in one such attack).  Nor does it describe the rampant smuggling that has occurred across Rafah since the November 2005 agreement, which has resulted in extensive arms-supplies entering Gaza from Egypt.



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