Summary of Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza - 2008

[Sources: Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Unit (COGAT), Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Jewish Virtual Library]

Summary ... Despite reports to the contrary, Israel maintains an ongoing humanitarian corridor for the transfer of perishable and staple food items to Gaza. This conduit is used by internationally recognized organizations including the United Nations and the Red Cross.

This page was last updated: January 15, 2014

For the Week Ending: December 31, 2008

93 truckloads carrying some 2,500 tons of humanitarian aid, medical supplies and medications were transferred through the Kerem Shalom crossing. The World Food Programme notified the Israeli authorities that their food warehouses in the Gaza Strip are full, with a two-week supply, and they do not require further shipments. The Nahal Oz fuel crossing remains closed due to continuing fire in the area. Twelve Arabs, including two children, were transferred to Israeli hospitals.

For the Week Ending: June 14, 2008

51 trucks carrying mostly food products were transferred from Israel to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing Thursday. Via the Nahal Oz crossing, 510,000 liters of diesel fuel for the power station, 130,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 173 tons of gas were delivered. In addition, 55 people (patients and their companions) crossed into Israel via Erez crossing for medical treatment.

38 trucks carrying fruit and vegetables and other food products as well as materials for humanitarian infrastructure were transferred from Israel to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing Wednesday. In addition, 54 people (patients and their companions) crossed into Israel via Erez crossing for medical treatment.

59 trucks carrying food, materials needed for infrastructures, and medications were transferred from Israel to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing Tuesday. 24 trucks carrying 888 tons of grain were transferred via the Karni crossing. Via the Nahal Oz crossing, 280,000 liters of diesel fuel for the power station, 100,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 88 tons of gas were delivered. In addition, 66 people (patients and their companions) crossed into Israel via Erez crossing for medical treatment.

521,800 liters of fuel and 84 tons of heating gas were transported via the Nahal Oz terminal Sunday. In addition, 10 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing for medical treatment.

For the Week Ending: June 7, 2008

64 trucks carrying rice, vegetables, meat/chicken/fish, dairy and other food products, and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Sufa crossing on Monday. 71 trucks carrying 2,577 tons of wheat, soy beans, corn and animal feed were transferred via the Karni grain depot. At the Nahal Oz fuel depot, 260,410 liters of fuel for transportation and 732,400 liters of fuel for the power station, and 210 tons of heating and cooking gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip. In addition, 13 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel via the Erez crossing for medical treatment

30 trucks carrying vegetables, meat/chicken/fish, dairy and other food products, medications and medical equipment, and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Sufa crossing on Sunday. 64 trucks carrying 2,500 tons of wheat, soy beans, corn and animal feed were transferred via the Karni grain depot. At the Nahal Oz fuel depot, 1.038 million liters of fuels and 262 tons of gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip. In addition, 29 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel via the Erez crossing for medical treatment.

For the Week Ending: May 31, 2008

75 truckloads (2690 tons) on wheat, barley, corn, soy, sesame seeds and animal feed were transferred from Israel to the Gaza Strip via the Karni grain depot on Sunday. 66 truckloads of agriculture produce, meat/chicken/fish, dairy products, other food, supplies for essential infrastructures and medical equipment were transferred via Sufa crossing. 245 tons of gas, 270,420 liters of fuel for transportation and 619,200 liters of fuel for the power station were transferred via the Nahal Oz depot.

For the Week Ending: May 23, 2008

During the week of May 18-23 2008, 300,000 liters of fuel were transferred via the Nahal Oz depot into the Gaza Strip for the use of UNWRA. 43,010 liters of gasoline and 159 tons of gas were transferred; 1,116,830 liters of fuel for transportation, more than the 800,000 liters allocated, and 2,177,200 liters of fuel out of the 2,200,000 liters allocated for the power station were transferred.

The truck bomb attack on the Erez crossing prevented 31 Arabs from receiving medical treatment in Israel.

For the Week Ending: May 17, 2008

59 trucks with food, medical supplies, and agricultural produce and equipment were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing point on Wednesday. 88 tons of gas and 469,000 liters of diesel fuel were transferred via the Nahal Oz depot. From May 11 to May 16, 1.957 million liters of fuel for power plants were transferred, out of the 2.2 million liters allocated weekly. In addition, 36 people (patients and companions) crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel for medical treatment.

65 humanitarian aid trucks carrying baby food, agricultural produce, meat & fish, hygienic products, milk products, salt & sugar, medical equipment and medicines, oil, flour and yeast were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing point on Tuesday. In addition, 65 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment via Erez crossing.

81,000 liters of fuel for transportation and 1.488 million liters of diesel fuel for power plants were transferred via the Nahal Oz crossing on Monday and Tuesday.

71 truckloads of humanitarian aid (food, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for infrastructures) were transferred via the Sufa crossing. Eleven tankers (242 tons) of gas for heating and cooking were transferred via the Nahal Oz depot on Monday. In addition, 49 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

69 humanitarian aid trucks carrying wheelchairs, walking sticks, additional medical equipment, food supplies and camping equipment were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Sufa crossing point on Sunday. In addition, 83 people (patients and companions) crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel for medical treatment.

For the Week Ending: May 10, 2008

2,407,000 liters of fuel (petrol and diesel) were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 70 humanitarian aid trucks carrying vaccines, electric wires, hygiene and food products and other materials were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Sufa crossing point; 27 trucks carrying grains and coffee were transferred via the Karni crossing; 120 tons (5 tankers) of heating gas and 560,000 liters (11 tankers) of fuel were transferred via the Nahal Oz crossing. In addition, 57 people (patients and companions) crossed into Israel from Gaza for medical treatment.

For the Week Ending: May 3, 2008

Approximately 64 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Wednesday via Sufa crossing. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred: diapers, fruit, meat, flour, corn, oil, cocoa powder, dairy products, sugar, toilet paper, garlic, fish, ful, carrots, nylon bags, reproductive eggs, cleaning products and medical equipment.

For the Week Ending: April 26, 2008

Approximately 85 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Wednesday via Sufa crossing. In addition, 1 million liters of fuel were transferred via Nahal-Oz. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

The following is a list of supplies transferred through Sufa crossing: oil, paper, meat, nylon bags used for greenhouses, rice, fruit, juice, sugar, milk, dairy products, flour, washing powder, salt, cleaning products, medical equipment, fish, fuel, disposable dishes, pasta, conserves, vegetables and humus.

For the Week Ending: April 19, 2008

Approximately 123 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Monday via the Kerem Shalom, Karni and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 54 trucks trough Sufa Crossing containing: medications, cleaning products, rice, sugar, meat, dairy products, washing powder, flour, salt, fruit, carrots, halva, starch, eggs, cinnamon, yeast, fish and cloths. 51 trucks through Karni crossing containing: wheat, barley, soy, lentils and sesame. 18 trucks through Kerem Shalom crossing containing: medical equipment, medications, electrical equipment, conserves, paper, nylon, diapers, toilet paper, oil, wood for greenhouses, pumps and drip irrigation system.

Approximately 100 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Tuesday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 67 trucks trough Sufa Crossing containing: drippers, seeds, cleaning products, rice, sugar, meat, flour, salt, fruit, carrots, garlic, corn, pasta, fruit, humus, eggs, cinnamon, fish and cloths. 33 trucks through Kerem Shalom crossing containing: medications, mushrooms, bandages, bottles, cloths, diapers, canned food, oil, toilet paper, timber and cable clips.

Approximately 27 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Thursday via the Kerem Shalom crossing before it was forced to close due to the attack on the crossing. In addition, 800,000 liters of diesel fuel for heating and 240,000 tons of gas were transferred via Nahal Oz which also closed during the afternoon after Arab terrorists fired at the crossing. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the Kerem Shalom crossing: oil, paper, meat, nylon bags used for greenhouses, rice, fruit and halva.

For the Week Ending: April 12, 2008

Approximately 76 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Sunday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 60 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: books, baby kits, food kits, fruit, rice, oil, meat, milk, flour, red pepper, eggs and tea. 16 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: wheel chairs, sugar, flour and other basic food products.

Approximately 76 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Monday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 60 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: books, baby kits, food kits, fruit, rice, oil, meat, milk, flour, red pepper, eggs and tea. 16 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: wheel chairs, sugar, flour and other basic food products.

Approximately 90 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Tuesday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 61 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: baby formula, salt, rice, fruit, flour, dairy products, sugar, garlic, carrots, milk powder, frozen vegetables, cardamom, eggs, fish, food additives, humus and tea. 29 trucks through Karni Crossing containing: medicine and medical equipment, boiler for a hospital, oil, nylon bags, cleaning products, yeast, shampoo, toilet paper, halva and tehina.

Approximately 95 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Wednesday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 55 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: salt, carrot, fruit, rice, sugar, spices, dairy products, meat, flour, garlic, fish, pasta, frozen vegetables, coffee, cleaning products, reproductive eggs. 30 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: oil, rice, medical equipments, diapers, cleaning products, toilet paper, shampoo and soap. 10 trucks donated by Egypt, through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: flour and sugar.

Approximately 97 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Thursday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 61 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: bananas, apples, garlic, carrots, flour, sugar, pasta, spices, meat, fish, rice, dairy products, eggs, washing powder, pears, starch, coriander, humus, cardamom, ful, soap and shampoo. 32 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: medical equipment, diapers, school kits, drip irrigation systems, cleaning substances, nylon for greenhouses, washing powder, toilet paper, soap, rice, chicken soup, meat preservatives, tea, oil, cacao, nylon bags, equipment for gristmills, cornflakes, sugar, flour, canned goods and rice. 4 trucks donated by Egypt, through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: flour and blankets.

For the Week Ending: April 5, 2008

Approximately 78 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Sunday via Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The transfer of goods was organized with the aid of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The supplies transferred through the crossings include: 57 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: powdered milk, dairy products, sugar, cleaning products, washing powder, fruit, rice, fish, meat, flour, coffee, vitamins, carrots, garlic and reproduction eggs. 21 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: washing powder, cleaning products, oil, nylon, plastic bags, diapers, hygiene products, jam, shampoo and medicine.

Approximately 138 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Tuesday via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 51 trucks through Karni Crossing containing: wheat, sesame, corn, coffee, soy. 56 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: fruit, rice, sugar, dairy products, meat, fish, flour, carrot, garlic, pasta, cleaning products, school books. 18 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: soap, rice, meat, oil, sugar, coffee, animal vitamins. 13 trucks donated by Egypt, through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: rice and sugar.

Approximately 111 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Wednesday via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 59 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: fruit, rice, sugar, dairy products, garlic, meat, flour, paper, medicine, salt, meat preservatives, hypochlorite, cocoa powder, fish, pasta and yeast. 27 trucks through Karni Crossing containing: wheat and construction materials. 25 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: school equipment, shampoo, toilet paper, washing powder, soap, diapers, oil, rice and wet wipes.

Approximately 100 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Thursday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings: 63 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: fruit, rice, sugar, dairy products, meat, fish, flour, garlic, medicine, hypochlorite, cocoa powder, carrot, yeast, reproductive eggs. 37 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: rice, sugar, coffee, oil, flour, pasta, tea, toilet paper, cleaning products, diapers, medicine.

For the Week Ending: March 15, 2008

Approximately 165 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Monday via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of the supplies passed through the crossings: 57 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: 12 trucks of toilet paper; 8 trucks of fruit; 8 trucks of dairy products; 7 trucks of meat; 5 trucks of diapers; 2 trucks of medicine; 2 trucks of onion; 2 trucks of yeast; 2 tucks of water filter; 2 trucks of school kits; 1 truck of oil; 1 truck of garlic; 1 truck of flour; 1 truck of reproduction eggs; 1 truck of frozen vegetables; 1 truck of chicken; 1 truck of carrots; 27 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing:; 3 trucks of sugar; 2 trucks of oil; Donated by Egypt: 9 trucks of sugar, 5 trucks of flour, 4 trucks of medicine and 4 trucks of rice. 81 trucks through Karni Crossing containing:; 48 trucks of wheat; 20 trucks of animal food; 5 trucks of corn; 3 trucks of beans; 3 trucks of lupine; 2 trucks of sesame.

Approximately 154 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Tuesday via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. In addition, 86 Arabs entered Israel for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. The following is a list of the supplies transferred through the crossings: 72 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: meat, toilet paper, dairy products, fruit, sugar, bananas, diapers, tea, flour, medicine, reproduction eggs, meat preservatives, coffee, salt, paper, powdered milk, onion, garlic, yeast, fish, hypochlorite, margarine, frozen vegetables, rice, oil and plastic bags. 61 trucks through Karni Crossing containing: wheat, grains, corn, soy and peas. 21 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: oil, margarine, diapers, tea and 14 trucks of flour and sugar that were donated by Egypt.

Approximately 152 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Thursday via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of the supplies transferred through the crossings: 59 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: meat, fruit, sugar, bananas, flour, coffee, garlic, hypochlorite, oil, pasta, carrot. 73 trucks through Karni Crossing containing: wheat, grains, barley. 20 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: diapers, pasta, tea, oil, toilet paper, fish, medicine, meat preservatives.

20 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies with a total weight of 301 tons were transferred into the Gaza Strip Friday via the Kerem Shalom Crossing. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The supplies were transferred today: vitamins, diapers, toilet paper, fruit, oil, frozen meat, tea, coffee, powdered milk, reproduction eggs, corn, pasta, carrots and tahini.

For the Week Ending: March 8, 2008

Approximately 160 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Tuesday via the Kerem Shalom, Karni and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The following is a list of the supplies. Sufa Crossing: 12 trucks of medication and medical supplies (including one UNRWA truck); 9 trucks of meat, fish and frozen vegetables; 8 trucks of fruit; 7 trucks of flower, oil and sugar; 5 trucks of dairy products; 18 trucks of flower, oil and humus donated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Kerem Shalom Crossing: 8 trucks of sugar; 2 trucks of rice; 4 trucks of oil; 4 trucks of rice and oil; 4 trucks of rice and sugar. Karni Crossing: 80 trucks of grains.

Approximately 70 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip Wednesday via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. In addition, 25 Arabs entered Israel for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. The following is a list of the supplies that passed through the crossings. 63 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: sugar; humus; flour; coffee; baby formula; oxygen masks. 6 trucks through Kerem Shalom crossing containing: oil; flour; beans; tomato sauce.



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