• In October, Erez crossing was open for 25 out of 26 working days (on day closed due to a Jewish holiday).
• The working hours of the crossing were shortened on seven days during the month due to demonstrations and clashes that took place in its vicinity, or repairs of damage sustained during confrontations.
• The number of crossings during October declined for third consecutive month and stood at 26% below the monthly average so far in 2015.
• Accessible only to Israeli issued permit holders, primarily medical and other humanitarian cases, merchants, and aid workers.
• Permits issued by Israeli authorities.
• In October, Rafah was open in one direction (from Egypt to Gaza) on three out of 31 scheduled days, including two days for pilgrims and one day for other Palestinians stranded in Egypt.
• Since 24 October 2014, the crossing has been closed for all but 37 days.
• There are at least 30,000 Palestinians registered as humanitarian cases waiting to leave Gaza via Rafah.