31,736 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

Transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by Israeli government and IDF (Zahal), as well as Palestinian and international groups

Date: 23/05/2012, 11:22 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Last week (May 13 to May 19), 1,147 trucks carrying 31,736 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings.

The transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by the Israeli government and IDF (Zahal) as well as Palestinian and international organizations.

During the week, 138 international organization staff members entered Israel and 95 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip.

334 medical patients and accompanying individuals crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the West Bank.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) assists in matters of health, education, agriculture and infrastructure on a daily basis.

COGAT is a unit within the IDF (Zahal) responsible for transport of aid into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It works with the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) of the Gaza Strip and West Bank’s Civil Administration to facilitate entrance of supplies such as gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, wheat and other foods, hygienic products and more.