Figures on comprehensive closure days*

Published: 
1 Jan 2012
Updated: 
24 Jan 2013

During a comprehensive closure, all permits previously issued to residents of the Occupied Territories for purposes of work, trade, or medical treatment are invalid. Residents are also not allowed to travel between the West Bank and Gaza. 

2012

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
March
2

April

6
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
3
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Total
11

2011

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
March
5

April

10
May
8
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
5
Oct.
3
Nov.
Dec.
Total
31

2010

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
4
March
11
April
10
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
19
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Total
44

2009

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
9
Feb.
2
March
4

April

16
May
6
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
8
Oct.
10
Nov.
Dec.
Total
55

2008

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
4
Feb.
March
8

April

11
May
13
June
2
July
Aug.
Sept.
2
Oct.
12
Nov.
Dec.
Total
52

 

2007

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
March
4

April

13
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
11
Oct.
6
Nov.
Dec.
Total
34

2006

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
14
Feb.
March
21

April

30
May
7
June
4
July
8
Aug.
20
Sept.
4
Oct.
12
Nov.
2
Dec.
Total
122

 

2005

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
3
Feb.
March
5

April

8
May
5
June
4
July
19
Aug.
20
Sept.
6
Oct.
31
Nov.
13
Dec.
18
Total
132

 

2004

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
4
Feb.
March
14

April

30
May
31
June
16
July
1
Aug.
Sept.
14
Oct.
11
Nov.
20
Dec.
22
Total
163

 

2003

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
27
Feb.
6
March
19

April

30
May
31
June
22
July
9
Aug.
12
Sept.
16
Oct.
4
Nov.
Dec.
2
Total
178

 

2002

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
March
5

April

30
May
31
June
4
July
לא ידוע
Aug.
Sept.
6
Oct.
Nov.
1
Dec.
Total
At least 77

 

2001

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
21
Feb.
15
March
31

April

16
May
1
June
29
July
31
Aug.
31
Sept.
30
Oct.
31
Nov.
8
Dec.
Total
244

 

2000

Month
No. of comprehensive closure days
Jan.
Feb.
March

April

May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
26
Nov.
30
Dec.
17
Total
73

* The figures were provided by the IDF Spokesperson's Office on 7 Aug. 2011 and by the Ministry of Defense on 6 Dec. 2009.