32,574 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

1,164 truckloads of goods were imported last week, including 422 truckloads of construction materials

Date: 21/01/2013, 10:09 PM     Author: COGAT Website

Last week (January 13 to 19), 1,164 trucks carrying 32,574 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom land crossing. The delivered goods included 422 truckloads of construction materials.

Additionally, throughout the week Israel provided 125 megawatts of electricity a day to the Gaza Strip.

Since January 1, 80,777 tons of goods have been imported to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

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

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) is a unit within the IDF (Zahal) responsible for the transport of aid into both the Judea and Samaria region and the Gaza Strip. COGAT assists in matters of health, education, agriculture, and infrastructure on a daily basis. It works with the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) of the Gaza Strip and the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria to facilitate the transfer of supplies including gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, hygienic products, wheat, and other foods.