5,304 trucks carrying goods entered Gaza in May

Transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by Israeli government and IDF (Zahal), as well as Palestinian and international groups

Date: 13/06/2012, 11:09 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

During the month of May, 5,304 trucks carrying goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Of the trucks, 1,948 were carrying food, 1,365 were carrying construction materials, 101 were carrying agricultural inputs, 157 were carrying clothes and footwear, 200 were carrying electric products, and 449 were carrying ceramics and plumbing.

Transportation of cooking gas into the Gaza Strip continued with 4,297 tons.

The transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by the Israeli government and IDF (Zahal) as well as Palestinian and international organizations.

218 building projects run by the international community in the Gaza Strip have been approved. 37 projects have been completed and 78 additional projects are in progress.

During May, 3,145 permits were issued for Palestinians exiting the Gaza Strip. 1,686 exit permits for medical treatment were issued.

During the month, 1,924 Palestinian businessmen exited the Gaza Strip. COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories) 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.