European foreign ministers meet on Monday to try to decide the fate of the 13 Palestinian militants deported to Cyprus following the end of the stand-off at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. I wonder what ever happened to those fine people.
Under a deal brokered last week, the group was flown out of the Middle East in return for Israel lifting the siege and withdrawing from the town.
But their current location is temporary and no final destination has yet been agreed.
The militants are expected to leave in the first half of the week, but ministers still have to agree where they should go.
The BBC’s Tim Franks in Brussels says the affair has been a huge diplomatic bungle - initially the plan was for Italy to take them all but no-one told the Italian Government.
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