Entrance of goods into Gaza: Kerem Shalom, connecting Gaza to Israel, is the only crossing open for the transfer of goods into and out of the Strip (apart from the tunnels) • Israel allows all goods into the Gaza Strip except for items it defines as dual-use, which are only permitted in under some circumstances for the international community • Israel is allowing construction materials in for just 10 projects implemented by UNRWA after stopping all construction materials from entering, whether for international organizations or the private sector, in October 2013 following the discovery of a tunnel dug between Gaza and Israel • Construction materials enter in small quantities via Rafah Crossing for reconstruction projects funded by the Qatari government.
Exit of goods from Gaza: The ban on sale of goods from Gaza to the West Bank and Israel, in effect since June 2007, remains in place • Since March 2012, in an exception to the rule, 55 truckloads of goods have exited Gaza for the West Bank and Israel: 49 truckloads of date bars for a World Food Programme project and 4 truckloads of school desks and chairs ordered by the Palestinian Authority to the West Bank and 2 truckloads of palm fronds to Israel • Export abroad is permitted, however demand for Gaza-made goods outside of the West Bank and Israel is low • Some agricultural produce, which exits between November and May, is exported annually as part of a project partially subsidized by the Government of the Netherlands and starting in June 2013, some export of spices to the United States has also taken place • Between January and November 2013, about 11 truckloads of goods exited Gaza per month, or 1% of what exited monthly prior to 2007 • All the goods which exit Gaza transit via Israeli territory.
Travel between Gaza and the West Bank: The only crossings through which people are permitted to travel to and from the Gaza Strip are Erez (to Israel) and Rafah (to Egypt) • Israel allows passage through Erez only "in exceptional humanitarian cases, with an emphasis on urgent medical cases" • In practice, from January – November 2013 about 4,700 exits of Palestinians were recorded per month at Erez, most of them businesspeople and medical patients and their companions.
Travel from Gaza to the outside world: Such travel takes place mostly through Egypt • Between January and June 2013, an average of 40,000 crossings were recorded via Rafah per month • Starting in July, Egypt began limiting passage to exceptional cases only, following instability in the country, as well as limiting the days of operation of the crossing • From July - November, the number of crossings per month fell to 10,300 or 25% of the total for the first half of the year • Through its control of the Palestinian population registry, Israel has indirect control over the issuing of Palestinian passports, which are required for travel through Rafah.
Access to the Gaza Strip's land, territorial waters and air space: Israel prevents all access to and from the Gaza Strip by sea and air • Israel expanded the fishing zone from three to six nautical miles off the coast • Israel prevents access in the buffer zone from a distance of 300 meters from the border fence.