This report documents the impact of the on-going
Israeli-imposed siege on Palestinian civilians, which affected their economic
and social life during the reporting period. The report addresses the state of
the commercial crossings and crossings designated for the movement of persons
during the reporting period. This report refutes Israel’s claims about the
alleged easing of the closure, which has been imposed for 5 consecutive years.
The following is the most significant developments relevant to Gaza’s border
crossings during the reporting period (01 – 31 August 2012):