106,835 tons of goods entered Gaza in April

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3,893 truckloads of goods were imported into the Gaza Strip last month, including 1,135 truckloads of construction materials

Date: 05/09/2013, 7:21 PM     Author: COGAT Website and IDF (Zahal) Website

A total of 3,893 trucks carrying 106,835 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom land crossing in April. The imported goods included 1,135 truckloads of construction materials.

Also last month, 80 truckloads of goods were exported from the Gaza Strip for sale in foreign markets. The goods – including packaging equipment, flowers and spices – were first transferred to Israel via the Kerem Shalom crossing and then shipped abroad.

Throughout April, 4,565 Palestinians entered Israel through the Erez Terminal pedestrian crossing. Among those who crossed from Gaza into Israel were businesspeople and patients seeking medical care in Israeli hospitals.

Since 2010, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has approved 261 internationally sponsored projects for the benefit of Gaza’s civilian population, of which 90 have already been completed and 81 are currently underway.