"France, currently the president of the European Union is considering the possibility of sending a European Union mission to help security in the Palestinian territories, diplomats said on Friday before a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers.
The European Union already helps monitor the Rafah crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, and provides training and equipment for the Palestinian police.
One EU diplomat said the French (EU) Presidency was considering backing Palestinian security forces in the territories because of the lack of trusts between those forces and Israel. "It is the main problem," he said.
"The idea of an international force in the (Palestinian) territories and not only in Gaza is in the air for the medium or long term, in the framework of a resolution (of the conflict)," another EU envoy said....."