5,325 truckloads of goods entered Gaza in July

COGAT’s recently released monthly report summarizes its activities in support of trade and civilian projects in Gaza in July

Date: 19/08/2012, 4:04 PM     Author: COGAT Website

The month of July saw 5,325 truckloads of goods delivered to the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings, the two largest categories of materials transferred being food and construction materials.

These and other statistics were included in “Humanitarian & Civilian Activities towards the Gaza Strip – Monthly Report for July 2012,” which was recently published by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The report focuses largely on the transfer of goods into Gaza and the progress of civilian projects in the region.

July also saw 2,954 exit permits issued for Palestinians seeking to leave the Gaza Strip. Over the course of the month, 452 businesspeople exited Gaza.

Additionally, 3.6 million liters of Qatari-donated heavy-duty diesel for Gaza’s power plant were transferred to Gaza in July. So far this year, 19.4 million liters of this fuel have been transferred to Gaza via Egypt and Israel.

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) 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.