93,305 tons of goods entered Gaza last month

Monthly crossing report shows that 3,664 trucks entered Gaza Strip from Israel in March

Date: 30/04/2012, 10:37 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

During the month of March, 3,664 trucks carrying 93,305 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Of the trucks, 1,248 were carrying food, 804 were carrying construction materials, 76 were carrying agricultural inputs, 34 were carrying clothes and footwear, 178 were carrying electric products, and 266 were carrying ceramics and plumbing.

Transportation of cooking gas into the Gaza Strip continued with 1,915 tons.

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

204 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 March, 2,654 permits were issued for Palestinians exiting the Gaza Strip. 1,447 exit permits for medical treatment were issued.

During the month, 1,794 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.