Transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by Israeli government and IDF (Zahal), as well as Palestinian and international groups
Date: 21/08/2012, 5:11 PM Author: COGAT Website
Last week (August 12 to 18), 1,459 trucks carrying 38,965 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings. The delivered goods included 386 truckloads of construction materials.
The transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by the Israeli government and the IDF (Zahal), as well as Palestinian and international organizations.
During the week, 135 international organization staff members entered Israel and 112 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip. Additionally, 167 medical patients and accompanying individuals crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region.
The delivery of Qatari-donated fuel for Gaza’s power plant continued, with 143,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel transferred from Israel into Gaza.
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 the transport of aid into both the Judea and Samaria region and the Gaza Strip. 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.