State of the Gaza Strip Border Crossings (01 – 30 April 2020)
In April, the restrictions on the freedom of movement from and to the Gaza Strip, imposed by the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority since early March 2020, continued for the purpose of combating the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures negatively affected the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population, who have endured already catastrophic living conditions due to 13 years of Israeli closure and restrictions on the movement of goods and individuals, which caused unprecedented rates in poverty and unemployment in the Gaza Strip.
The extreme measures enforced by the Israeli authorities limited the number of persons and categories allowed to travel via Beit Hanoun crossing, as all categories were banned travel, except for limited humanitarian cases.
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