(Communicated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories)

In accordance with the decisions of the political echelon and following security assessments, the Karni goods crossing and Nahal Oz fuel terminal were opened again today, July 18, 2006, for the passage of food items and fuel into the Gaza Strip.

  • At the Karni crossing, 145 truckloads of basic food items were transferred to Gaza.
  • At the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, the following quantities of fuel and natural gas were transferred: 500,000 liters of diesel, 90,000 liters of Gasoline, 175 tons of natural gas (for cooking).

Israel will continue to closely monitor the economic and humanitarian situation in Gaza and will work to transfer essential goods and fuel into Gaza based on Palestinian demand and in coordination with international relief agencies.