UK offers to send supervisors to Gaza border

Britain has made an offer to Israel and to the Palestinian Authority to deploy supervisors on the Gaza-Israel border to ensure that the ceasefire is upheld, Palestinian media sources reported on Monday. In addition, Palestinian sources said that forces from the Badar Battalion, which belongs to the armed wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Jordan, were due to arrive in the Gaza Strip next week to aid with restoring calm to the region. Meanwhile, Israel Radio reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas were set to meet in the near future in the presence of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.