36,494 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

Transfer of goods coordinated by the Israeli government, the IDF (Zahal), the PA and others, accommodating civilian life, as Gaza economy continues to improve

Date: 05/06/2012, 4:59 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Last week (May 27 to June 2), 1,289 trucks carrying 36,494 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, 215 international organization staff members entered Israel and 205 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip.
392 medical patients and accompanying individuals crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the West Bank.

First quarter of 2012 data shows that the economy at the Gaza Strip continues to grow with an increase in export to foreign markets, and more supplied resources.

In the first quarter of this year, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) coordinated the export of 1.4 tons of produce from the Gaza Strip to European markets – more than was exported all of last year (2011). This quarter saw the export of 639 tons of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, as compared to 448 tons of agricultural exports during 2011.

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.