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Summary of Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza - 2010

[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: December 12 to 18, 2010

  • 917 truckloads (22,167 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 909,664 liters (240,308 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant and 457 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 245 international organization staff members entered Israel; 238 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 263 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: November 21 to 27, 2010

  • 1,040 truckloads (25,303 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 1,165,438 liters (307,876 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, 546 tons of cooking gas, and 36,500 liters of gasoline (9,642 gallons) were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 276 international organization staff members entered Israel; 290 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 293 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: November 14 to 20, 2010

  • Due to observance of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Ad'ha, the crossing points into Gaza operated at partial capacity during this period.
  • 561 truckloads (15,320 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 918,904 liters (242,749 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant and 317 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 79 international organization staff members entered Israel; 73 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 164 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: November 7 to 13, 2010

  • 1,105 truckloads (25,108 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 1,757,891 liters (464,386 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant and 678 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 295 international organization staff members entered Israel; 276 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 315 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: October 31-November 6, 2010

  • 970 truckloads (21,042 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 1,342,534 liters (354,660 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant and 339 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 178 international organization staff members entered Israel; 189 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 202 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: October 24-30, 2010

  • 1017 truckloads (22,742 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 1,995,511 liters (527,158 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, 100,000 liters (26,417 gallons) of gasoline for UNRWA, 691 tons of cooking gas and 16 truckloads of iron and cement were transferred into the Strip.
  • 200 international organization staff members entered Israel; 221 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 344 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 17-23 October 2010

  • 1,083 truckloads (23,036 tons) of goods, humanitarian aid and development assistance for Gaza's civilian population.
  • 1,876,878 liters (495,818 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, 825 tons of cooking gas, and 6 truckloads of iron and cement were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 233 international organization staff members entered Israel; 176 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 243 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 10-14 October 2010

  • 991 truckloads (18,232 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,980,578 liters (523,213 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, 800 tons of cooking gas, and 29,499 liters (7,793 gallons) of gasoline were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 236 international organization staff members entered Israel; 230 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 284 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Monthly summary for September 2010:

Due to the September holidays, there was a 33% reduction in the volume of truckloads for the month of September, however, there was a 46% in the volume of heavy diesel fuel delivered to Gaza's power plant. Various ongoing projects are being coordinated by the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority, and international aid organization, including the completion of 151 UNRWA housing units this month. A complete report for the month of September 2010 can be found at the IDF Spokseperson's Web site. Highlights of the report are as follows:

  • 1,973 truckloads of merchandise were delivered to the Gaza Strip, including 80 truckloads of clothing and footware; 170 truckloads of electric products; 1,653 truckloads of food products; and 70 truckloads of housewares.
  • 8,141,682 liters of diesel fuel and 2,899 tons of cooking gas were transferred.
  • The implementation of approved projects were as follows: The Northern Water Treatment Plant (Part B/World Bank) - 46 truckloads of cement, iron and other equipment were delivered during the month; The Water Treatment Plant in Sheikh Aglin (KFW) - 30 truckloads of materials and equipment were delivered this month; 900 Greenhouses (USAID)- 12 greenhouses (4 truckloads) were delivered during the month; Agricultural Family Plots (USAID) - agricultural inputs (4 truckloads) were delivered during the month; and 151 Housing Units (UNRWA)- The Project has been completed.In addition, maintenance equipment were transferred for infrastructure networks according to the PA/PLOs requests: 7 truckloads of equipment for the Arab Power Plant activated by Siemens were delivered; and 1 truckload of equipment was delivered for the Palestinian Energy Authority.
  • 1,773 Arabs exited Gaza through the Erez crossing. Overall 2,017 permits were issued for Arabs to cross through Erez, including: 1,067 permits for medical cases (533 patients and 534 companions); 7 permits were issued for embassy visa interviews; 7 permits were issued for attendance in conventions and professional medical seminars; 52 permits were issued for traveling abroad; 424 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip; 16 Arabs with scholarships exited the Gaza Strip for academic studies abroad; 53 Arab international organization employees exited the Gaza Strip; and 43 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip during the month.
  • A sum of 100 million NIS ($27.8 million) was delivered for the salaries of the PA/PLO employees in Gaza, and $13.5 million for UNRWA salaries were delivered into the Gaza Strip.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 26-29 September 2010

  • 632 truckloads (13,201 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,158,897 liters (306,148 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, and 582 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 120 international organization staff members entered Israel; 118 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 88 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 5-9 September 2010

  • 823 truckloads (18,968 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,898,029 liters (501,406 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, and 585 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 106 international organization staff members entered Israel; 88 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 178 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 29 August - 3 September 2010

  • 1,080 truckloads (24,711 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,004,483 liters (265,356 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, 656 tons of cooking gas, and 250,750 liters (66,241 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for transportation (UNRWA) were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 112 international organization staff members entered Israel; 123 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 311 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 22-26 August 2010

  • 1,074 truckloads (24,288 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,697,598 liters (448,458 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, and 743 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 170 international organization staff members entered Israel; 146 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 246 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 13-19 August 2010

  • 1,055 truckloads (22,849 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 951,251 liters (251,294 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, and 741 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 115 international organization staff members entered Israel; 212 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 255 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 8-12 August 2010

  • 1,134 truckloads (25,741 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,123,475 liters (296,791 gallons) of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, and 880 tons of cooking gas were imported to the Gaza Strip.
  • 215 international organization staff members entered Israel; 180 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip; and 310 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel.

Monthly summary for July 2010:

A complete report for the month of July 2010 can be found at the IDF Spokseperson's Web site.

  • 3,665 truckloads of merchandise were delivered to the Gaza Strip, including 108 truckloads of clothing and footwear, 52 truckloads of medicine and medical supplies; and 2,108 truckloads of food products.
  • 4,140,046 liters of heavy duty diesel, 3,230 tons of cooking gas, 76,438 liters of gasoline and 345,646 of diesel fuel were transferred. In accordance with the Palestinian Authority's request, supply of diesel for Gaza's power plant was increased by 19.6% for the month.
  • 2,338 Arabs entered Israel. Also, 924 international staff members entered/exited the Gaza Strip. A total of 2,457 permits were issued for Arabs to cross through Erez: 1,509 permits were issued for medical cases -- 764 patients and 745 companions, to receive medical treatment in Israel and abroad; 8 permits were issued for interview attendance at visa hearings; 3 permits were issued for attendance at medical seminars; and 178 permits were issued for travel abroad.
  • A sum of 100 million NIS ($26.1 million) was delivered for the salaries of the PA/PLO employees in Gaza, in addition to the exchange of 31.5 million NIS ($8.3 million) in worn bills (to be replaced with new bills).
  • The capacity of the Kerem Shalom crossing was increased by 60% so that 150 truckloads could enter the Gaza Strip on a daily basis via the Kerem Shalom Crossing. There was an increase of 19% in the volume of truckloads entering Gaza overall, with 3,665 truckloads entered via the Kerem Shalom Crossing and the Karni Conveyor.
  • The 73 truckloads of equipment from the Libyan flotilla entered Gaza. Similarly, the transfer of equipment and items from the Turkish flotilla continued (88 truckloads).

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 20-26 June 2010

  • 652 truckloads (114,110 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip. Among the goods were school supplies, candy, toys, blankets, curtains, towels, and glass and wood for construction projects.
  • 591,807 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 984 tons of cooking gas, in addition to 36,000 liters of gasoline for UNRWA, were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 276 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 13-19 June 2010

  • 660 truckloads (16,327 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 738,011 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 405,248 liters for transportation and 1024 tons of cooking gas, in addition to 35,000 liters of gasoline for UNRWA, were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 329 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 6-12 June 2010

  • 578 truckloads (12,007 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,215,037 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 962 tons of cooking gas were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 383 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing.

Monthly summary for May 2010:

  • 2,644 truckloads of merchandise were delivered to the Gaza Strip, including 178 truckloads of clothing and footwear, and building materials: 45 truckloads of iron, cement and aggregates; and 103 truckloads of glass, wood profiles and aluminum profiles. 85% of the merchandise was for the private sector.
  • 4,465,245 liters of heavy-duty diesel fuel for the power station and 3,331 tons of cooking gas were delivered to the Gaza Strip, in addition to diesel fuel for transportation and gasoline.

Movement:

  • During the month 1,833 Arabs crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the West Bank and the Allenby Bridge crossing.
  • 81 Arab businessmen from the Gaza Strip participated in the Bethlehem investment convention.
  • 826 International staff members entered the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,777 permits were issued for medical cases - 890 patients and 887 companions, to receive treatment in Israel, the West Bank and overseas.
  • Permits were issued for the attendance of medical seminars, embassy visa interviews, and for travel abroad. 11 students with scholarships traveled abroad.
  • 33 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip during the month of May.

Humanitarian projects

  • Delivery of materials for the rehabilitation of the Al-Quds hospital (funded by France) continued.
  • Tel Sultan pump station project -- all the equipment was delivered and the project was completed.
  • Equipment for UNRWA's "Summer Games" continued to be delivered.
  • UNRWA housing project - Construction materials were delivered for the completion 151 residential units in Khan Younis.
  • Approval was granted for the entry of medical equipment by USAID for 5 hospitals and medical facilities.
  • 92 containers were delivered to the Gaza Strip to be used as classrooms in UNRWA's schools.
  • Materials were delivered for the rehabilitation of the sewage station.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 30 May-5 June 2010

  • 484 truckloads (12,413 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 994,026 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 43,000 liters for transportation, as well as 44,500 liters of gasoline and 748 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 373 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 23-29 May 2010

  • 673 truckloads (16,375 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip. This includes building materials (cement, aluminum, glass and wood profiles), books and toys for the children, and equipment for summer camps.
  • 1,054,168 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 873 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 402 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 16-22 May 2010

  • 523 truckloads (13,517 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 938,127 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 645 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 281 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 9-14 May 2010

  • 637 truckloads (14,069 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 810,209 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 897 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 781 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 2 -8 May 2010

  • 714 truckloads (17,060 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,535,777 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 293,796 liters for transportation, and 917 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 370 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 93 entered Israel for other reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Monthly summary, April 2010

  • Although there was a slight decrease in the amount of goods delivered to the Gaza Strip in April due to the Passover holiday, the variety of the goods was expanded to include clothes and footwear and building supplies.
  • A marked improvement in the transfer of cooking gas through the Kerem Shalom crossing was made this month, allowing more cooking gas to be delivered on a daily basis. Flowers were exported through the crossings to the European market. Money ($13.5 million) was delivered to UNRWA for the payment of salaries. The supply of electricity and water was maintained, as usual.

Several humanitarian projects were approved:

  • The rehabilitation of Al-Quds hospital (funded by France)
  • The entry of medical equipment by USAID for five hospitals and medical facilities.
  • The transfer of 60 containers to be used as classrooms; 20 containers were delivered to Gaza during April.

Movement permits:

  • 1,519 permits were issued for medical cases - 722 patients and 797 companions - to receive treatment in Israel, the West Bank and overseas.
  • 10 permits were issued for the attendance of medical seminars.
  • 130 permits were issued to travel overseas.
  • 12 students with scholarships traveled to Spain and Turkey.
  • 84 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.

Infrastructures:

  • Two truckloads of communications equipment, including 46 generators were delivered to the Palestinian Telecommunication Company and Jawal.
  • Six truckloads of electricity equipment, including 49 transformers, were delivered to the Palestinian Energy Authority.
  • 21 truckloads of equipment for the Palestinian Water Authority were coordinated, including 9 generators, spare parts and PVC pipes.
  • Over 5 million liters (5,278,798) of heavy diesel fuel for the power station were transferred. The production of electricity by the Gaza power station was reduced due to internal issues between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas regarding funding.

Commercial goods Crossings:

  • 2,405 truckloads of goods entered the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including:
    • 158 truckloads of clothes and footwear;
    • 34 truckloads of glass, 23 truckloads of aluminum profiles and 27 truckloads of wood profiles.
  • 5,278,798 liters of heavy diesel fuel for the power station, 99,500 liters of regular diesel for transportation, and 19,980 liters of gasoline were transferred.
  • 3,232 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 293,796 liters of diesel fuel and 44,704 liters of gasoline were transferred to UNRWA.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 25 Apr -1 May 2010

  • 619 truckloads (13,593 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,461,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 293,796 liters for transportation, as well as 44,704 liters of gasoline and 919 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 378 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 111 entered Israel for other reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 17-24 Apr 2010

  • 439 truckloads (10,983 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,046,214 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 99,500 liters for transportation, as well as 19,980 liters of gasoline and 502 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 228 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 50 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 11-17 Apr 2010

  • 700 truckloads (17,412 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 4 truckloads of carnations and medical equipment were exported from the Gaza Strip.
  • 1,784,561 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 956 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 488 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 115 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 4-10 Apr 2010

  • (The crossings were closed on 5 April due to the Passover holiday.)
  • 479 truckloads (11,882 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 3 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 730,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 699 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 257 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 68 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 28 Mar - 3 Apr 2010

  • (The crossings were closed on March 29-30 due to the Passover holiday.)
  • 477 truckloads (12,772 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 2 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 720,823 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 583 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 72 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 24 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 21-27 Mar 2010

  • 607 truckloads (15,382 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 4 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 1,459,496 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 986 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 726 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 84 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 14-20 Mar 2010

  • 519 truckloads (12,422 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 8 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 1,079,310 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 837 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 483 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 67 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.
  • Essential food products including wheat and flour, meat, chicken, fish and legumes in addition to agricultural produce, animal feed, hygiene products and medicals supplies were among the goods that crossed into Gaza.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 7-13 Mar 2010

  • 550 truckloads (13,144 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 9 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 1,215,602 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 883 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 470 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 93 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 28 Feb - 6 Mar 2010

  • 533 truckloads (13,919 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 8 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 1,308,260 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 832 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 190 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 70 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 21-27 Feb 2010

  • 595 truckloads (13,976 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
  • 10 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
  • 1,216,297 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 992 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
  • 255 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 59 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 14-20 Feb 2010

  • 584 truckloads (14,521 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 8 truckloads of carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 1,881,586 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 557 tons of cooking gas and 38,004 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 398 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 106 Arabs entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 7-13 Feb 2010

  • 456 truckloads (10,775 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 5 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 1,691,028 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 628 tons of cooking gas and 74,610 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 301 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 78 Arabs entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 31 Jan - 6 Feb 2010

  • 573 truckloads (12,856 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 8 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 1,696,312 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 563tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 378 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 118 Arabs entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 24-30 Jan. 2010

  • 468 truckloads (10,414 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 5 truckloads of carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 981,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 441 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 378 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 118 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 17-23 Jan. 2010

  • 402 truckloads (7,898 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 7 truckloads, mostly of strawberries and carnations, were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 1,801,077 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 766 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom and Nahal Oz crossings.
  • 351 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 107 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 10-16 Jan. 2010

  • 547 truckloads (11,450 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 14 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 2,128,858 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 570 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
  • 365 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 96 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza Crossings: 3-9 Jan. 2010

  • On January 7, the Kerem Shalom crossing was closed due to terrorist missile attacks.
  • 431 truckloads (10,251 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
  • 2,011,581 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 424 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing. The Nahal Oz fuel depot is closed indefinitely.
  • 359 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 53 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.


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