32,850 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

1,138 truckloads of goods were imported last week, including 464 truckloads of construction materials

Date: 29/01/2013, 3:31 PM     Author: COGAT Website

Last week (January 20 to 26), 1,138 trucks carrying 32,850 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom land crossing. The delivered goods included 464 truckloads of construction materials.

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

Also, 21 truckloads of goods were exported from the Gaza Strip. The goods included fresh produce, plane trees, flowers and spices.

Since January 1, 113,627 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.