Humanitarian Aid Transfer Authorized by IDF to Enter into the Gaza Strip

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IDF (Zahal) again authorized the transfer of dozens of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

Date: 29/12/2008, 6:36 PM     Author: Rani Sneh

On Monday (Dec. 29), the IDF (Zahal) again authorized the transfer of dozens of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip. 63 trucks laden with medical equipment and food passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza as part of the IDF (Zahal)’s efforts to continually send humanitarian aid to Gazan civilians.

In addition to the supplies, ambulances, which were transferred from Judea and Samaria, were sent on behalf of Turkey to reinforce humanitarian aid efforts. One thousand units of blood were transferred to Gaza along with medical supplies, medical equipment, and basic food, such as flour and sugar brought by the Red Cross Organization, UNRWA, World Food Program (WFP) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Similarly, Egypt donated flour and sugar.

The Kerem Shalom crossing was opened on Monday from 09:00 to 16:30. The humanitarian aid transfer occurred in coordination with international organizations in response to the humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip civilian population during Operation Cast Lead.