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Summary of Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza - 2009

[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

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 27-31 Dec 2009

  • 553 truckloads (10,900 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 664,800 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 561 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 353 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 61 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 20-26 Dec 2009

  • 459 truckloads (10,344 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,265,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 344 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 466 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 56 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.
  • 94,000 flowers were exported from the Gaza Strip
  • On Dec. 21, 2009, six advanced water desalination systems were transferred to the Gaza Strip. The systems are planned to supply good quality drinking water to 40,000 citizens, and were installed as part of a sewage water treatment project in the northern Gaza Strip, which is coordinated by the Gaza CLA in collaboration with the international bodies working in the Gaza Strip and the relevant Arab authorities.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 13-19 Dec 2009

  • 553 truckloads (13,587 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,024,628 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 604 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 298 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 135 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.
  • 50,000 carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip, and 200 liters of pesticides were imported in preparation for the planting season.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 6-12 Dec 2009

  • 614 truckloads (13,406 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,219,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 767 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 284 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 71 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 22-28 Nov. 2009

  • 691 truckloads (15,960 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,656,230 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 354 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 276 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 143 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 15-21 Nov. 2009

  • 609 truckloads (14,248 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.019 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 400,000 liters of diesel fuel for UNRWA, 40,000 liters of gasoline (also for UNRWA) and 316 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • More than 264 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing (this does not include November 17, when no data was received due to technical reasons).

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 8-14 November 2009

  • 673 truckloads (16,533 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,831,850 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 123,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 30,000 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 262 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 100 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 1-7 November 2009

  • 586 truckloads (13,719 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 1,505,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 390 tons of cooking gas for domestic use were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 290 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 82 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 25-31 October 2009

  • 629 truckloads (15,014 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,247,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 579 tons of cooking gas for domestic use were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 339 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 145 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 18-24 October 2009

  • 444 truckloads (9,610 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 1,520,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 475 tons of gas for domestic use, and 36,500 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 317 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 87 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

In addition, work is progressing on the building of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant, aimed at alleviating the status in the Beit Lahia sewage pond, for which materials were transfered to the Palestinian Water Authority.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 11-17 October 2009

  • 442 truckloads (9,168 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,229,410 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 500 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 342 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 62 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 4-10 October 2009

  • 577 truckloads (14,433 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • The Nahal Oz fuel depot was closed due to the Succot holiday.
  • 208 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Summary for the month of September 2009:

  • 2,145 truckloads (53,266 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. In September, as in the previous month of August, 87% of the goods belonged to the private sector and 13% to the international organizations.
  • 10,770,096 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 2,787 tons of gas for domestic use; 300,000 liters of diesel for transportation and 30,000 liters of gasoline (UNRWA) were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 788 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 317 for humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing; 134 people crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons.
  • Construction work was carried out on the Arab side of the Erez Crossing and an electricity malfunction was repaired on the Arab side of the Nahal Oz Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 20-26 September 2009

  • 304 truckloads (8,084 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,210,016 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 612 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 172 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 13-19 September 2009

  • 589 truckloads (14,079 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.176 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 550 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 310 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 6-12 September 2009

  • 584 truckloads (14,951 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.908 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 800 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 324 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 30 August-5 September 2009

  • 563 truckloads (14,562 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.179 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 775 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 245 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 23-29 August 2009

  • 516 truckloads (11,809 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.202 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 675 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 325 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 16-22 August 2009

  • 608 truckloads (15,669 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.206 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 900 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 332 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 9-15 August 2009

  • 529 truckloads (13,068 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.375 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 1050 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 398 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 2-8 August 2009

  • 463 truckloads (10,455 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.116 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 200,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 75,000 liters of gasoline, and 925 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. In addition, 300,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation and 30,000 liters of gasoline were transferred to UNRWA.
  • 224 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 26 July - 1 August 2009

  • 469 truckloads (11,178 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.225 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 20,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 40,000 liters of gasoline, and 1050 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 329 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 19-25 July 2009

  • 417 truckloads (9342 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. On 24 July, the terminal at Kerem Shalom was closed due to lack of demand for goods.
  • 2.109 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 1075 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. On 23 July, no fuel was delivered because the power station had already received its fuel quota.
  • 343 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 12-17 July 2009

  • 470 truckloads (9839 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.077 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 250,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 20,000 liters of gasoline, and 1136 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 347 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 5-10 July 2009

  • 422 truckloads (9592 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (on 10 July, Kerem Shalom was closed due to the fact that no request was received from the Arabs).
  • 2.192 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 214 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 180 for humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 28 June - 4 July 2009

  • 550 truckloads (12.435 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of export goods left the Gaza Strip.
  • 2.287 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 300,000 liters for transportation, 30,000 liters of gasoline, and 925 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 275 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 21-26 June 2009

  • 436 truckloads (9866 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.185 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 600 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 182 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 14-19 June 2009

  • 674 truckloads (16,323 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. In addition to food, medicine and hygiene products, the following were delivered under the auspices of international organizations such as UNRWA: games, basketballs and balloons, trampolines and swimming pools, generators, air-conditioning accessories, clothing, shoes and hats, chairs, mattresses and styrofoam cups; and raw materials for paper production.
  • 1.780 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 680 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 226 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 7-13 June 2009

  • 431 truckloads (10,756 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures, blankets and mattresses, and grains - wheat, barley, corn, chickpeas, soy beans, carob, sesame seeds, and animal feed - were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • The Kerem Shalom terminal was closed June 9-11 for construction work on the new fuel pipeline from Israel to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1.699 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 475 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 305 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 31 May-3 June 2009

  • 392 truckloads (10,216 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials, toys, blankets, paper, crayons and coloring books, clothing and shoes were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 1.710 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,015 tons of gas for domestic use, 30,000 liters of gasoline, and 300,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 149 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 24-30 May 2009 (week of Shavuot holiday)

  • 490 truckloads (12,434 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.116 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,375 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 207 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 17-23 May 2009

  • 711 truckloads (18,546 tons) of food, medicines and hygiene products were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2.203 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 100,000 liters of transportation fuel for WHO, and 1,360 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 268 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 10-16 May 2009

  • 675 truckloads (16,930 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
  • 2.215 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,408 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 243 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings - 3-9 May 2009

  • 760 truckloads (est. 17,139 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
  • 2.011 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 750 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 176 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 26 April - 2 May 2009

  • 438 truckloads (10,130 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
  • 2.206 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 937 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 55 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings - 19-25 April 2009

  • 746 truckloads (18,185 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
  • 2.217 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 330,000 liters of fuel for transportation for UNRWA, and 1,149 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 80 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

16-17 April 2009

  • 253 truckloads (6429 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 829,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 15 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings - Passover: 8-15 April 2009

  • During the Passover holiday, 389 truckloads (9946 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
  • 1.394 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 380 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 25 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

5-6 April 2009

  • 278 truckloads (6334 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 1.415 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 175 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
  • 28 medical evacuations (patients and their escorts) were facilitated via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings - March 29 - April 4, 2009

  • 513 truckloads (12,617 tons) of food, medicines and medical supplies and various comodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (29/3-1/4).
  • 2.009 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 793 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot (29/3-2/4).
  • 119 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing (29/3-1/4).

For the Period: March 22-28, 2009

Throughout the week, 17,385 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication, supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.

2,172,000 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. Also, 1170 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. This represents a further increase in domestic gas ordered by the Arab side (compared to 1017 tons last week). The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Arab demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.

This week 113 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. Hamas continues to reduce and restrict the number of referrals to Israel from the Gaza Strip of the chronically ill.

191,602 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Gaza since the unilateral cease fire (18.1.2009). Also 20,168,310 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to Gaza for the power station.

131 truckloads of humanitarian aid were delivered this week by the international community. This week sees a further decline in international aid being sent to Gaza.

77,000 carnations were exported this week from Gaza to the European market at the request of the Dutch government. Quantitiy of flowers exported is determined by the Arabs and the amount of days utilized for export is accoring to the Paleastinian demand.

International Aid & Donations

A total of 131 trucks with international aid and donations were shipped this week to Gaza. Donations included basic food commodities, school kits, medical items and other essential goods. This week the international community continues to present a small portion of supplies transferred to the Gaza Strip via Israeli crossings.

Kerem Shalom & Karni accumulative summary

Throughout the week a total of 17,385 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip, including International aid, donations, food supplies, medical supplies, medication, pipes for the water network rehabilitation, hypochloride, dairy and meat products, various types of grain, vaccines and fodder for livestock. Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 6024 tons of grain. This week, 82.6% of the goods transferred were at the request of the private sector and 17.4% were at the request of the international community. Since Monday (2.3.2009), COGAT has implemented, at the request of the Dutch Government, a mechanism to enable the export of carnations from Gaza to the European market via Kerem Shalom. This week 77000 carnations were shipped through this mechanism (amount of flowers exported is determined by the Arab farmers).

Nahal Oz

Nahal Oz Fuel Depot operated from Sunday - Thursday shipping 2,172,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 1170 tons of domestic gas.

For the Period: March 15-21, 2009

Throughout the week, 16,436 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication, supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.

2,178,410 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. Also, 1017 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. This week a noticeable increase in domestic gas was ordered by the Arab side (compared to 582 tons last week). The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Arab demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.

This week 80 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. The Palestinian Authority continues to reduce the number of referrals to Israel from the Gaza Strip of the chronically ill.

174,217 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Gaza since the unilateral cease fire. Also, 15,817,900 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to Gaza for the power station.

111 truckloads of humanitarian aid were delivered this week by the international community. This week sees a further decline in international aid being sent to Gaza.

85,000 carnations were exported this week from Gaza to the European market at the request of the Dutch government.

International Aid & Donations

A total of 111 trucks with international aid and donations were shipped this week to Gaza. Donations included basic food commodities, school kits, paper and other essential items. Also, Italy donated an ambulance destined for the Gaza Strip. This week there was a further noticeable decline in the volume of international aid sent to the Gaza Strip by the International community.

Kerem Shalom & Karni accumulative summary

Throughout the week a total of 16,436 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip, including International aid, donations, food supplies, medical supplies, medication, pipes for the water network rehabilitation, hypochloride, dairy and meat products, various types of grain, vaccines and fodder for livestock. Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 5020 tons of grain. This week, 84.5% of the goods transferred were at the request of the private sector and 15.5% were at the request of the international community. Since Monday (2.3.2009), COGAT has implemented, at the request of the Dutch Government, a mechanism to enable the export of carnations from Gaza to the European market via Kerem Shalom. This week 85000 carnations were shipped through this mechanism (amount of flowers exported is determined by the Arab farmers).

Nahal Oz

Nahal Oz Fuel Depot operated from Sunday - Thursday shipping 2,178,410 liters of heavy duty diesel and 1017 tons of domestic gas.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today, Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz, Karni and Erez crossings operated enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 135 trucks with 3,009 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA and the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross, CARE, ANERA, vehicles for MSF a donation from Jordan and a donation of school equipment from Dubai. Also, goods for the public and private sectors that included, meat and dairy products, sugar, fruit, oil, diapers, personal hygiene items, canned meat and tuna fish, blankets, mattresses agricultural inputs, frozen fish and meat. Via the Nahal Oz fuel depot: 448,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station & 43 tons of gas for domestic uses were transferred.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today, Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz, Karni and Erez crossings operated enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 144 trucks with 3,409 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA and the World Food Programme, The World Health Organization, 5 Ambulances at the request of the International Committee of the Red Cross and a donation from Jordan. Also, goods for the public and private sectors that included, meat and dairy products, sugar, fruit, oil, diapers, personal hygeine items, canned meat and tuna fish, medical gasses and hatching eggs. Via Nahal Oz fuel depot, 446,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station 76 tons of gas for domestic uses were transferred.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today, Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz, Karni and Erez crossings operated enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 156 trucks with 4,139 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA and the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF and ANERA, and goods for the public and private sectors that included, fruit, medical supplies, rice, flour, sugar, oil, hatching eggs, blankets, diapers, personal hygiene items. Via Nahal Oz fuel depot, 442,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station 100 tons of gas for domestic uses were transferred.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

In the ongoing humanitarian effort, since the unilateral cease fire, 108,852 tons of aid and 9,620,900 liters of fuel for the Gaza power station have been delivered to the Gaza Strip. Today, Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 69 trucks with 1,403 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA and the World Food Programme, and goods for the public and private sectors that included, blankets, meat products, fruit, fish, oil and frozen vegetables. Via Nahal Oz fuel depot, 450,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station 187 tons of gas for domestic uses were transferred. Karni conveyor did not operate today due to limited demand on the Arab side.

For the Period: February 17-21, 2009

Despite ongoing rocket and mortar fire in to Israel, humanitarian crossing activities continued. Throughout the week, 16,231 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication and supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

2,226,000 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. The Arabs resumed delivery of domestic gas and supplied 388 tons to the Gaza Strip.

101 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. Also, 3 ambulances that evacuated incapacitated Arabs requiring medical assistance in Israel were coordinated to leave Gaza.

107,449 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Gaza since the unilateral cease fire. Also, 9,170,900 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to Gaza for the power station.

317 truckloads of humanitarian aid were delivered this week by the international community. The vast majority of this aid was at the request of UNRWA that shipped 159 truckloads of goods.

The Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories permitted and coordinated this week, the requests of the governments of Turkey, France and the United States, the access of 6 Arab students who are scheduled to attend various scholarship programs abroad.

International Aid & Donations

A total of 317 trucks with international aid and donations were shipped this week to Gaza. Since the beginning of the cease fire 1,761 trucks of international aid and donations have been transferred to Gaza.

Kerem Shalom & Karni accumulative summary: Throughout the week a total of 16,231 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip, including International aid, donations, food supplies, medical supplies, medication, hypochloride, dairy and meat products, various types of grain, vaccines and fodder for livestock. Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 3,540 tons of grain. A notable decline in the amount of grain being shipped via Karni conveyor is due to a reduction in demand on the Arabs' behalf.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated today enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 148 trucks with 3,222 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA, The World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross, ANERA and a donation from the Government of Jordan. Also, goods for the private sectors that included meat and dairy products, fruit, blankets, empty sacks, oil, vaccines and veterinary medication, diapers, reproductive eggs, sugar, rice and personal hygiene items. Via Nahal Oz fuel depot, 438,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station were transferred. Karni conveyor operated and transferred 900 tons of different types of grain.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated today enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 157 trucks with 4,027 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA, The World Food Programme and a donation from "Let the animals live Israel" of animal fodder. Also, goods for the private and public sectors that included meat dairy and fish products, fruit, canned food, blankets, oil, vaccines and veterinary medication diapers, hypocloride, sugar, rice and personal hygiene items. Also, 434,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. Karni conveyor operated and transferred 1550 tons of different types of grain.

In the ongoing humanitarian effort, since the unilateral cease fire (18/1/2009), 95,241 tons of aid and 7,404,900 liters of fuel for the Gaza power station have been delivered to the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated yesterday (Sunday) enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 142 trucks with 3783 tons of supplies at the request of The World Food Programme, the World Health Organizsation, and Care. Also, goods for the private and public sectors that included communications equipment (for the cellular companies) meat and dairy products, canned food, oil, diapers, reproductive eggs, powdered milk flour, sugar and rice. Also, 792,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. Karni conveyor operated and transferred 1848 tons of different types of grain.

For the Period: February 1-6 2009

Stability of the crossing activities were disrupted this week due to rocket and mortar fire against Israel. Despite this, throughout the week, 27,522 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication and supplies requires for electrical and communications networks were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

787 tons of gas for domestic needs was pumped this week via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 28 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. 75,249 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Gaza since the unilateral cease fire. Also, 4,777,900 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to Gaza for the power station, and 1840 tons of gas for domestic uses were pumped via the fuel Depot at Nahal Oz. 423 truckloads of humanitarian aid were delivered this week by the international community.

UNRWA informed COGAT that following a second account of theft by Hamas terrorists, all shipments of aid for the organization will be suspended until further notice. Due to an Arab decision fuel was not transferred on Thursday.

International Aid & Donations

A total of 423 trucks laden with international aid and donations were shipped this week to Gaza. Since the beginning of the cease fire 1211 trucks of international aid and donations have been transferred to Gaza.

Kerem Shalom & Karni accumulative summary

Throughout the week a total of 27,522 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip, including International aid, donations, food supplies, medical supplies, medication, hypochloride, dairy and meat products, bees, supplies for the electrical networks and communications sector, various types of grain, vaccines and fodder for livestock. Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 15,152 tons of grain.

Sunday, February 26, 2009

Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated on today enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 225 trucks with 6,192 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA, the World Food Programme, UNICEF, ANERA, The International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, Handicap International and a donation from Jordan as well as goods for the private sector. Also, 366,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 122 tons of gas for domestic use and 188,000 liters of commercial diesel were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. Following extensive maintenance activities, Karni conveyor belt resumed operation and conveyed 3800 tons of different types of grain.

In accordance with the ongoing Jordanian aid to the people of Gaza, a Jordanian military field hospital, coordinated between Israel and the Jordanian authorities, arrived today at the Gaza Strip. Some 33 trucks with approximately 210 medical staff and equipment accessed the region at Allenby Bridge and traveled in a convoy to the Gaza Strip via Erez Crossing. The field hospital is to be established adjacent to the Shifa hospital.

Sunday, February 25, 2009

Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated today (Sunday), 25.1.09, enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 127 trucks laden with 2610 tons of supplies at the request of UNRWA, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and a donation from Turkey. Also, 448,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 137 tons of gas for domestic use were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. Karni crossing remained closed due to maintenance.

In accordance with the ongoing Jordanian aid to the people of Gaza, a Jordanian military field hospital has been coordinated between Israel and the Jordanian authorities and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at the Gaza Strip. Some 33 trucks, with approximately 210 medical staff and equipment, will access the region at Allenby Bridge and make their way to the Gaza Strip via Erez Crossing.

January 17, 2009

51 trucks loaded with 1,135 tons of supplies for UNRWA and the private sector were shipped to Gaza via Kerem Shalom cargo terminal. Also, 115,000 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to the Gaza Strip via a temporary mechanism established for heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power plant. Between 12:00-15:00 the IDF carried out a "humanitarian recess" in order to enable Arabs to replenish stocks and seek aid. Throughout the recess terrorist factions continued to attack the IDF and launch rockets putting civilians in direct danger. Since the beginning of the operation, 33,580 tons of humanitarian supplies have been transferred to Gaza in 1,365 trucks. Also, 1,666,351 liters of fuel have been conveyed through Nahal Oz and Kerem Shalom.

January 16, 2009

3,333 tons of humanitarian aid and 115,000 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred to the Gaza Strip. The shipment was comprised of basic food commodities, medical supplies, dairy products, a large Jordanian donation medical supplies and powdered milk from the World Health Organization and a donation from an Israeli peace initiative. The private sector continues to transfer supplies according to humanitarian demands including toiletries. Due to ongoing constrictions at Nahal Oz some 115,000 liters of heavy duty diesel were transferred via Kerem Shalom for the Gaza Power station. At the Karni conveyor 1,400 tons of grain, including wheat, corn and animal feed were transferred.

January 12, 2009

A total of 3,129 tons of humanitarian aid including basic food commodities, medical supplies and medication were transferred to the Gaza Strip. This is the largest shipment of humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip since the military operation began. The commodities were conveyed on 120 trucks and included supplies for UNRWA, the World Food Programme, UNICEF a large Jordanian donation and goods for the private sector. Also, due to an attempt to smuggle electronics, including night vision surveillance cameras, four trucks of supplies were turned back, and despite this cynical attempt to abuse the humanitarian platform one truck of electronic supplies intended to rehabilitate the electrical network was transferred.

January 2, 2009

Israel transferred 64 trucks carrying 1,530 tons of humanitarian aid (including basic foodstuffs, medicines and medical supplies, tents and generators) via the Kerem Shalom crossing. Among the trucks were 25 UNRWA trucks, eight trucks of food donated by Turkey, and three trucks of medical equipment from the WHO.

January 1, 2009

60 trucks, with approximately 1,360 tons of humanitarian aid, medical supplies and medication were conveyed through Kerem Shalom cargo terminal.



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