7 December 2002

Supply of humanitarian aid and easing of restrictions for the Palestinian population
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the IDF is allowing for the transfer of medical, humanitarian and economic aid to the Palestinian population, as well as various foodstuffs.

Listed below are details of the transfer of aid and the easing of restrictions:

Medical aid in the Gaza Strip

  • Coordination of the passage through the Erez Crossing to Israel of eight Palestinians in need of medical treatment. In addition, six Palestinians needing medical attention were allowed passage through the Rafah Crossing to Egypt.
  • Coordination of the passage of an ambulance with a Palestinian patient from the Muasi region to Rafah in order to receive medical care.
  • Coordination of passage of an ambulance with a Palestinian women in need of medical treatment.

    Passage of Goods

    Hebron

  • Coordination of the passage of a food convoy to the city of Hebron through the Tarkumiya Checkpoint.
  • Coordination of the passage of a "Red Cross" food convoy to Dura and Dahiriyya.

    Bethlehem

  • Coordination of the passage of food supplies and humanitarian aid through Checkpoint 300.

    Gaza Strip

  • Coordination of the passage of agricultural products from the Muasi region to Khan Yunis.
  • Coordination of a visit of 25 family members to Palestinians held in various Israeli prisons.
  • 7 trucks carrying food donations from Egypt entered the Gaza Strip through Rafah
  • 8 UNWRA rice containers entered the Gaza Strip.
  • 190 Israeli trucks carrying goods arrived in Gaza Strip through Karni Crossing.