(23:28) EU foreign ministers have agreed to dispatch foreign policy
chief Javier Solana to the Middle East, but warned there was no magic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
|Solana to travel on Middle East peace mission
The Spanish Foreign Minister, whose country is currently holds the EU presidency, said that
Mr Solana, who has conducted several Middle East peace missions, would return to the region "as soon as possible".
Last week Mr Solana said that the co-existence
of an Israeli and a Palestinian state was the only way to solve the conflict, which has cost the lives of more than 1,220
people since September 2000. His proposals have been endorsed by the Vatican, which has called on the Italian government to
work towards a two-state solution.
Tonight Israeli warplanes are reported to have carried out a raid on the Palestinian police headquarters in
Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.The military action follows the deaths of six people in the Middle East today.
An Israeli woman and two Israeli soldiers were
killed in a Palestinian suicide ambush on a convoy heading across the Gaza Strip to a Jewish settlement. Israeli Television
said that the Palestinian militant fired on the convoy and threw grenades before killing himself with explosives strapped
to his body.
an apparent Palestinian suicide bomber was reported to have killed an Israeli policeman and injured two others, in a car-bomb
attack just outside Jerusalem. Police and Israeli security sources said that the bomber also died in the blast.
It is believed that policemen had flagged down
a suspicious car travelling in the direction of Jerusalem from the West Bank town of Jericho. The driver pulled over, but
during questioning activated a remote control, setting off the bomb.