October 21, 2002

Humanitarian Update for the West Bank and Gaza Strip
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)

Update:

  • The continuous curfew over all West Bank cities has been lifted. Curfews are imposed only sporadically and based on a security alerts. (For example, today, 21 Oct, the curfew is lifted from all cities except Kalkilya, due to a security alert there.)
  • The IDF is allowing Gazans needing complicated medical treatment to receive treatment in hospitals in Israel. On 17 Oct, for example, 20 Gazans were allowed to travel to Israel for medical treatment.
  • On October 9 the village of Tubas and 21 other villages in the area near Nablus were connected to Israel’s National electric grid. The grid will supply steady electricity to 80,000 Palestinians.

    Average # of Workers per day leaving PA-controlled areas of Gaza for work between October 13-15

    9,950 workers. (This represents an increase of 3,000 workers over last week.)

    Average # of Workers per day employed at Erez Crossing during week of October 13-15

    4,000 workers. (This represents an increase of some 1,000 workers over last week.)

    Status of access to Palestinian cities in the West Bank:

    Cities # of Palestinian Trucks that left the city from 11/10 to 15/10 inclusive # of Israeli Trucks that entered the city from 11/10 to 15/10 inclusive Hours without curfew today 21/10
    Hebron 81 Agricultural
    7 Food
    16 Industrial Material
    2 Building Materials
    25 Other

    Total: 131 Trucks

    117 Agricultural
    81 Food
    11 Fuel
    10 Gas
    114 Building Material
    46 Industrial Material
    142 Other

    Total: 521 Trucks

    No Curfew
    Jericho 16 Agricultural
    3 Food
    16 Building Material
    1 Industrial Material

    Total: 36 Trucks

    16 Agricultural
    13 Food
    16 Building Material
    14 Industrial Material
    1 Fuel
    Total: 60 Trucks

    No IDF presence in the city.

    Ramallah 3 Agricultural
    18 Food
    47 Industrial
    17 Building Material

    Total: 385 Trucks

    39 Food
    14 Agricultural
    47 Building Material
    102 Industrial Material

    Total: 202 Trucks

    No Curfew.

    Jenin   6 Agricultural
    3 Industrial Material

    Total: 9 Trucks

    No Curfew.

    Nablus   88 Food
    46 Agricultural
    21 Fuel
    43 Industrial Material
    3 Building Material
    1 Gas

    Total: 202 Trucks

    No Curfew.

    Kalkilya 5 Food
    13 Agricultural
    26 Industrial Material

    Total: 44 Trucks

    23 Food
    11 Agricultural
    38 Industrial

    Total: 72 Trucks

    No Curfew.

    Tulkarm 1 Food
    3 Agricultural
    4 Industrial Material

    Total: 8 Trucks

    14 Food
    8 Agricultural
    18 Industrial

    Total: 40 Trucks

    No curfew.

    Bethlehem   46 Food
    51 Industrial
    29 Agricultural
    108 Building Material
    2 Fuel

    Total: 236 Trucks

    No IDF presence in the city.