43,243 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

The goods transferred from Israel into Gaza last week included 509 truckloads of construction materials

Date: 22/10/2012, 6:53 PM     Author: COGAT Website

Last week (October 14-20), 1,672 trucks carrying 43,243 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings. The delivered goods included 509 truckloads of construction materials.

Also during the week, 253 staff members of international organizations entered Israel and 201 entered the Gaza Strip. Additionally, 347 medical patients and accompanying individuals crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region.
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.