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3 October 2007

Report No. 48
Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access
(5-18 September 2007)

The United Nations1 is submitting the 48th bi-weekly report on the implementation of the 15 November 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA), covering the period 5 - 18 September 2007.

Overall Progress:
There have been no major changes since the previous reporting period. The Rafah and Karni crossings continue to be closed. Only one single-lane conveyor belt at Karni crossing has been open for the entry of grains and animal feed. Sufa and Kerem Shalom crossings continue to function as the principal alternative entry points for commercial and humanitarian supplies. However, Sufa crossing still has no appropriate infrastructure to handle food supplies and concerns are increasing over the way food products are being processed at the crossing.

During the reporting period, 58 truckloads of humanitarian supplies and 735 truckloads of commercial supplies were allowed into Gaza. The total number of imported truckloads (793) has decreased by 33% compared to the previous reporting period (1,183).

Erez crossing was open 11 days out of 14 scheduled days for a limited number of Palestinian senior traders, medical cases and a small number of Palestinians working for international organizations. The crossing has been closed for more than one year and a half (since 12 March 2006) for Palestinian workers.

Changes of note since Report No. 47 (4 September):
No Change since Report No. 47 (4 September):

1 The Office of the Quartet’s Special Envoy closed on 28 April. Since then, the United Nations, through the OCHA oPt office, has assumed reporting responsibilities on the implementation of the AMA.
2 Since September 14th, OCHA does not count checkpoints on the green line in the overall closure count.


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