Report No 24
Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access
(4 – 17 October 2006)
The United Nations1 is submitting the 24th bi-weekly report on the implementation of the 15 November Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA), covering the period 4 – 17 October 2006 inclusive.2
1. Overall Progress:
The passage of people to and from the Gaza Strip remains a major issue: Erez remains closed to Palestinian workers and traders and Rafah crossing still suffers from frequent closures following the start of hostilities on 23 June. The average number of people crossing at Rafah each day since 23 June is less than 30% of the average number crossing between the 25 November 2005 and 22 June 2006. The commercial crossing points are beginning to operate more consistently, having been open on an average of 82% of scheduled days since 1 September 2006, although with significantly reduced efficiency (exported truckloads being only 11% of the target).
2. Changes since Report No 23 (3 October):
3. No Change since Report No 23 (3 October):
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 The report draws on all available data sources for reporting including the EU-BAM, UN agencies, PA ministries, PalTrade, COGAT and the World Bank.
Download Document Files: AMA24.pdf
Document Type: AMA implementation report (See also - Entity listing: Quartet Special Envoy), Implementation report, Press Release, Report
Document Sources: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Subject: Access and movement, Closures/Curfews/Blockades
Publication Date: 17/10/2006