State of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings (30 April 2014)

Situation Report
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This report documents the impact of the ongoing Israel-imposed siege on Palestinian civilians, which affects their economic and social conditions. This report also reveals the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, including the shortages of most commodities due to the decrease of imports to the Gaza Strip through the tunnels on the Palestinian-Egyptian border. Thus, this report exposes the real conditions of the Gaza Strip population and the Israeli closure imposed on all Gaza’s crossings for 7 years. It refutes Israel’s claims that it has eased the closure of the Gaza Strip. The following are the most significant developments relevant to Gaza's border crossings during the reporting period 01 – 30 April 2014: