• Opened on all of the 26 scheduled days.
• The overall number of crossings this month was similar to the monthly average recorded since the beginning of 2016.
• Since March 2016, some 1,545 out of an estimated 3,200 to 3,500 businesspeople have had their permits cancelled or not renewed.
• Since March, some 150 out of an estimated 450 BMG (Business Man Gaza) have had their permits cancelled or not renewed.
• The crossing is accessible only to Israeli-issued permit holders, primarily medical and other humanitarian cases, merchants, and aid workers.
* The figures reflect the number of times people crossed, but not the actual number of people crossing.
• Exceptionally opened on two days for pilgrims exiting to Mecca for the Hajj. Remained open on the fist days of September.
• Since October 2014, the crossing has been closed on all but 55 days.
• At least 27,000 people are registered to leave Gaza via Rafah, including approximately 5,200 medical cases and 3,300 students, according to the local authorities.
• Prior to the closure of the crossing in 2014, a monthly average of 4,000 people crossed Rafah for health-related reasons.