Kerem Shalom as a Model for Organizing the International Borders of the Palestinian Authority

Strategic Affairs Unit Policy Paper

This document aims to provide some new concepts and ideas in the form of two possible models that can be immediately implemented in Kerem Shalom that will enable a process of gradual transference of authority from Israel to the Palestinian Authority regarding the clearance of goods from Egypt to Gaza. In an ideal situation, the preferred model for the Gaza-Egypt crossing would be a bi-lateral model agreed upon by Egypt and the PA, however given the objective reality and the lack of trust between Israel and the PA, there seems to be no way to avoid direct Israeli involvement.