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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
29 April 2008


Report No. 62
Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access
and Update on Gaza Crossings
(19 March – 1 April 2008)

The United Nations is submitting the 62nd bi-weekly report on the implementation of the 15 November 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA)1, covering the period 19 March - 1 April 2008 (Annex)2. In light of the closure of Gaza, this report also monitors movement and access through other crossings not included in the AMA.

Summary:
AMA Benchmarks:
· Rafah crossing has been generally closed for the movement of people for 255 days (last open 9 June).
· Karni crossing has been closed since 12 June for the movement of goods into and out of Gaza. One single-lane conveyor belt/chute for wheat grain and animal feed was open on seven days (20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 31 and 1 April)—the same number of days of the previous reporting period. A total of 480 truckloads of grains and animal feed entered Gaza, compared to 506 in the previous reporting period.
· Erez crossing remains closed since 12 June for all Palestinians, except for a limited number of Palestinian traders, aid workers and medical cases who have been granted special permits. Erez crossing was open for these groups on12 out of the 14 scheduled days. The crossing has been closed since March 2006 for Palestinian workers.
· Obstacles to movement in the West Bank increased to 612 following a detailed field survey completed on 18 March 2008 . This represents an increase of 236 obstacles (62.8%) over the baseline figure of August 2005.

· Convoys between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank:


· Ports:
Non-AMA Crossings:

1 The United Nations, through the OCHA oPt office, has assumed reporting responsibilities on the implementation of the AMA since April 2006.
2 The AMA was reached between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to promote peaceful economic development and improve the humanitarian situation on the ground. It represents the commitments of both Governments to facilitate access and movement into/out and throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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