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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
26 July 2007



Report No. 44
Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access
(11 - 24 July 2007)

The United Nations1 is submitting the 44th bi-weekly report on the implementation of the 15 November 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA), covering the period 11 - 24 July 2007. 2

1. Overall Progress:

There have been no major changes since the previous reporting period. The two main crossings, Rafah and Karni, have been effectively closed since 10 June. At Karni Crossing a single-lane conveyor belt was open for two days to enable the import of grain. Karni Crossing remains closed for the import of all other items and all exports. Erez crossing has been closed to all Palestinian workers since 12 March 2006. A limited number of Palestinian senior traders were able to cross to the West Bank and Israel. Humanitarian workers and a limited number of medical cases continue to cross at Erez after special coordination with the IDF. Sufa and Kerem Shalom crossings were open for the entry of humanitarian and commercial food commodities. There are serious concerns over the capacity of these two crossings to safely transfer perishable food.

Changes of note since Report No. 43 (10 July):
2. No Change since Report No. 43 (10 July): Ports:

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1 The Office of the Quartet’s Special Envoy closed on 28 April. Since then the United Nations through the oPt OCHA office has assumed reporting responsibilities on the implementation of the AMA.
2 On 12 June, Erez and Karni Crossing were announced closed for Israeli security concerns in relation to the internal Palestinian armed factional clashes).

FULL REPORT:

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