• Opened on all of the 26 scheduled days.
• The overall number of crossings was 15% below the monthly average since the beginning of 2016 and the lowest for that period.
• The largest decline, 27% compared to average during the first half of 2016, was recorded among traders.
• The crossing is accessible only to Israeli-issued permit holders, primarily medical and other humanitarian cases, merchants, and aid workers.
• Exceptionally opened on three days.
• Since October 2014, the crossing has been closed on all but 53 days.
• At least 27,000 people 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.