• In September 2015, Erez crossing was open for 21 out of 26 days normally, due to the Jewish holidays .
• In one day Erez crossing closed for two hours, reportedly in response to rocket ﬁre from Gaza.
• The number of crossings through Erez declined by 32% compared to the previous month, but it remained 45% higher than the equivalent time period during 2014.
• Accessible only to permit holders, primarily medical and other humanitarian cases, merchants, and aid workers.
• Permits issued by Israeli authorities
• In September 2015, Rafah was open in one direction for 5 out of 30 scheduled days, including four days for the exit of pilgrims to Egypt and one day for the return of pilgrims to Gaza.
• Since 24 October 2014, the crossing has been closed for all but 34 days.
• The closure of the crossing is directly affecting at least 30,000 Palestinians registered as humanitarian cases.