The IDF (Zahal) continues assisting civilian forces in the rescue efforts following harsh weather conditions in the region. So far, approximately 400 soldiers, drivers, infantry and home front command have participated in the rescue efforts throughout Israel. The forces have been involved in retrieving civilians snowed in on the roads, distribution of aid, facilitation to the Electric Company and clearing the roads.

Also, following discussions between COGAT and the International aid agencies operating in Gaza, the transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing will continue tomorrow. This includes 1.2 million liters of gas: 800,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 400,000 liters of diesel fuel for the Gaza power station, and another 200 tons of household gas. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories maintains ongoing coordination with the Palestinian Authority.

Earlier today two Palestinian ambulances were rescued by IDF (Zahal) forces of the Judea Territorial Brigade after getting stuck in the snow on road 35 near Hebron. Another rescue mission by the Shomron Territorial Brigade took place on road 60 near Ramallah, as a Red Crescent emergency vehicle was unable to continue driving.

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