This week the crossings operated only partially, at the Palestinians’ request, due to the Ramadan holiday.

 Gaza Strip land crossings weekly status report 21-27 August 2011


IDF archive photo

Communicated by COGAT – Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories

This week, 863 truckloads (19,920 tons) of goods were unloaded at the crossings, despite the 45 rockets and mortar shells launched by terror organizations towards Israel.

  Next week the crossings will be closed due to the Id-Al-Fiter holiday in accordance with the Palestinians’ request.  

 4.8% decrease in the number of people that crossed through the Erez crossing

107 international organization staff members entered Israel.
77 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip.
284 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel and the West Bank.

On August 25 the terror organizations from the Gaza Strip launched mortar shells towards Israel and hit Erez Crossing, while 3 women and 2 infants were crossing back to the Gaza Strip after receiving medical treatment in Israel.  Due to the damage caused to the crossing from the mortar shells, the Palestinians were trapped in the crossing.  They were rescued by Israeli soldiers and brought to safety, where they received medical treatment.


863 truckloads (19,920 tons) were imported to the Gaza Strip, including 73 truckloads of aggregates (2,920 tons).
603 tons of cooking gas were transferred.

104 truckloads were designated for the international organizations; the rest was imported by the private sector.

Food made up 46% of the imports and construction materials 15%.

  Itemization of Imports, in truckloads

Food Products
     Salt 3
     Milk powder and baby food 1
     Wheat 27
     Cooking Oil 7
     Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) 115
     Meat, Chicken and Fish Products 93
     Rice 5
     Dairy Products 35
     Flour 27
     Mixed/ Additional Food Products 81
    Total Food Products                    394
Construction Materials
     Aggregates 73
     Cement 31
     Iron 8
     Glass , Aluminum and Wood Profiles 18
     Total Construction Materials     130
Animal Food 129
Ceramics and Plumbing  30
Electrical Products 11
Inputs for Agriculture 10
Hygiene Products 18
Medicine and Medical Equipment 15
Clothing and Footwear 9
Essential Humanitarian Products 75
Mixed/ Additional Products 35
Vehicles  7
Total Truckloads                    863
Total Weight (tons)           19,920