The Israeli Government, together with the IDF (Zahal), coordinates the delivery of a variety of humanitarian aid and development assistance to the civilian population of the Gaza Strip. This report details the humanitarian measures taken during the month of September 2010, as well as general transfers of goods and services to the Strip.
3,427 truckloads of food, fuel, and other materials entered the Gaza Strip last month. Due to the September holidays, there was a 33% reduction in the volume of truckloads for the month of September, however, there was a 46% in the volume of heavy diesel fuel delivered to Gaza’s power plant. Various ongoing projects are being coordinated by the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority, and international aid organization, including the completion of 151 UNRWA housing units this month. In addition, 46 truckloads of cement, iron and other building materials have been transferred for the purpose of the construction of a water treatment plant in northern Gaza. After an Israeli Cabinet decision in June 2010, the capacity of the Kerem Shalom Crossing was nearly doubled so that 250 truckloads could enter the Gaza Strip on a daily basis.