42,743 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: 12/09/2012, 2:35 PM     Author: COGAT Website

Last week (September 2 to 8), 1,531 trucks carrying 42,743 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings. The delivered goods included 413 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, 182 international organization staff members entered Israel and 192 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip. Additionally, 286 medical patients and accompanying individuals crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region.

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.