Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation

6/26/2010


COGAT - Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, Ministry of Defense

 
Aid to Gaza at the Kerem Shalom crossing

Since January 2009, 1,068,400 tons of aid, 139,118,433 liters of fuel and 52,580 tons of cooking gas have been delivered to the Gaza Strip.

 COGAT - Summary of humanitarian aid to Gaza 2009

At the Cabinet meeting of 22 March 2009, the Government of Israel instructed the bodies dealing with the matter to enable the entry - without restriction - of foodstuffs to the residents of Gaza from all relevant sources, after it has been verified that they are indeed foodstuffs, and this in the framework of the humanitarian efforts. The Government directed that the foregoing be scrupulously implemented.

Essential food products including meat, chicken and fish, grains and legumes, fresh vegetables, dairy products, oil, flour, salt and sugar, in addition  to animal feed, hygiene products, clothing, medicines and medical supplies are among the goods that are regularly delivered to Gaza.

Note:  Gas for domestic use (cooking and heating) is supplied according to Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel. After the fuel depot at Nahal Oz was repeatedly attacked by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip, it was forced to limit its operations. The Kerem Shalom crossing has since been adapted to the transfer of fuel. In addition, a new gas line with double the capacity to transfer gas was built.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 20-26 June 2010
- 652 truckloads (14,110 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip. Among the goods were school supplies, candy, toys, blankets, curtains, towels, and glass and wood for construction projects.
- 591,807 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 984 tons of cooking gas, in addition to 36,000 liters of gasoline for UNRWA, were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 276 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 20-26 June 2010
- 652 truckloads (14,110 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip. Among the goods were school supplies, candy, toys, blankets, curtains, towels, and glass and wood for construction projects.
- 591,807 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 984 tons of cooking gas, in addition to 36,000 liters of gasoline for UNRWA, were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 276 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 13-19 June 2010
- 660 truckloads (16,327 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 738,011 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 405,248 liters for transportation and 1024 tons of cooking gas, in addition to 35,000 liters of gasoline for UNRWA, were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 329 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 6-12 June 2010
- 578 truckloads (12,007 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 1,215,037 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 962 tons of cooking gas were delivered via Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 383 Gaza residents (patients and their companions) entered Israel for medical treatment via Erez Crossing. 

Monthly summary for May 2010:

2,644 truckloads of merchandise were delivered to the Gaza Strip, including 178 truckloads of clothing and footwear, and building materials: 45 truckloads of iron, cement and aggregates; and 103 truckloads of glass, wood profiles and aluminum profiles. 85% of the merchandise was for the private sector.
  
4,465,245 liters of heavy-duty diesel fuel for the power station and 3,331 tons of cooking gas were delivered to the Gaza Strip, in addition to diesel fuel for transportation and gasoline.

Movement:
-  During the month 1,833 Palestinians crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the West Bank and the Allenby Bridge crossing.
-  81 Palestinian businessmen from the Gaza Strip participated in the Bethlehem investment convention.
-  826 International staff members entered the Gaza Strip.
- 1,777 permits were issued for medical cases - 890 patients and 887 companions, to receive treatment in Israel, the West Bank and overseas.
- Permits were issued for the attendance of medical seminars, embassy visa interviews, and for travel abroad. 11 students with scholarships traveled abroad.
-  33 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip during the month of May.

Humanitarian projects
-  Delivery of materials for the rehabilitation of the Al-Quds hospital (funded by France) continued.
-  Tel Sultan pump station project – all the equipment was delivered and the project was completed.
-  Equipment for UNRWA's "Summer Games" continued to be delivered.
-  UNRWA housing project - Construction materials were delivered for the completion 151 residential units in Khan Younis.
-  Approval was granted for the entry of medical equipment by USAID for 5 hospitals and medical facilities.
-  92 containers were delivered to the Gaza Strip to be used as classrooms in UNRWA's schools.
-  Materials were delivered for the rehabilitation of the sewage station.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 30 May-5 June 2010
- 484 truckloads (12,413 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 994,026 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 43,000 liters for transportation, as well as 44,500 liters of gasoline and 748 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 373 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings:  23-29 May 2010
- 673 truckloads (16,375 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip. This includes building materials (cement, aluminum, glass and wood profiles), books and toys for the children, and equipment for summer camps.
- 1,054,168 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 873 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 402 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings:  16-22 May 2010
- 523 truckloads (13,517 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 938,127 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 645 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 281 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.  

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings:  9-14 May 2010
- 637 truckloads (14,069 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 810,209 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 897 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 781 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.  

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings:  2 -8 May 2010
- 714 truckloads (17,060 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 1,535,777 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 293,796 liters for transportation, and 917 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 370 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 93 entered Israel for other reasons via the Erez Crossing.  

Monthly summary, April 2010
Although there was a slight decrease in the amount of goods delivered to the Gaza Strip in April due to the Passover holiday, the variety of the goods was expanded to include clothes and footwear and building supplies.

A marked improvement in the transfer of cooking gas through the Kerem Shalom crossing was made this month, allowing more cooking gas to be delivered on a daily basis. Flowers were exported through the crossings to the European market. Money ($13.5 million) was delivered to UNRWA for the payment of salaries. The supply of electricity and water was maintained, as usual.

Several humanitarian projects were approved:
- The rehabilitation of Al-Quds hospital (funded by France)
- The entry of medical equipment by USAID for five hospitals and medical facilities.
- The transfer of 60 containers to be used as classrooms; 20 containers were delivered to Gaza during April.

Movement permits:
- 1,519 permits were issued for medical cases - 722 patients and 797 companions - to receive treatment in Israel, the West Bank and overseas.
- 10 permits were issued for the attendance of medical seminars.
- 130 permits were issued to travel overseas.
- 12 students with scholarships traveled to Spain and Turkey.
- 84 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.

Infrastructures:
- Two truckloads of communications equipment, including 46 generators were delivered to the Palestinian Telecommunication Company and Jawal.
- Six truckloads of electricity equipment, including 49 transformers, were delivered to the Palestinian Energy Authority.
- 21 truckloads of equipment for the Palestinian Water Authority were coordinated, including 9 generators, spare parts and PVC pipes.
- Over 5 million liters (5,278,798) of heavy diesel fuel for the power station were transferred. The production of electricity by the Gaza power station was reduced due to internal issues between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas regarding funding.

Commercial goods crossings:
- 2,405 truckloads of goods entered the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including:
    - 158 truckloads of clothes and footwear;
    -   34 truckloads of glass, 23 truckloads of aluminum profiles and 27 truckloads of wood profiles.
- 5,278,798 liters of heavy diesel fuel for the power station, 99,500 liters of regular diesel for transportation, and 19,980 liters of gasoline were transferred.
- 3,232 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 293,796 liters of diesel fuel and 44,704 liters of gasoline were transferred to UNRWA.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 25 Apr -1 May 2010
- 619 truckloads (13,593 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 1,461,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 293,796 liters for transportation, as well as 44,704 liters of gasoline and 919 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 378 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 111 entered Israel for other reasons via the Erez Crossing.  

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 17-24 Apr 2010
- 439 truckloads (10,983 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 1,046,214 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 99,500 liters for transportation, as well as 19,980 liters of gasoline and 502 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 228 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 50 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.  

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 11-17 Apr 2010
- 700 truckloads (17,412 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 4 truckloads of carnations and medical equipment were exported from the Gaza Strip.
- 1,784,561 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 956 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 488 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 115 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 4-10 Apr 2010
(The crossings were closed on 5 April due to the Passover holiday.)
- 479 truckloads (11,882 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 3 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 730,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 699 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 257 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 68 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 28 Mar - 3 Apr 2010
(The crossings were closed on March 29-30 due to the Passover holiday.)
- 477 truckloads (12,772 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 2 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 720,823 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 583 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 72 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 24 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 21-27 Mar 2010
- 607 truckloads (15,382 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 4 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 1,459,496 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 986 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 726 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 84 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 14-20 Mar 2010
- 519 truckloads (12,422 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 8 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 1,079,310 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 837 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 483 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 67 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 
Essential food products including wheat and flour, meat, chicken, fish and legumes in addition  to agricultural produce, animal feed, hygiene products and medicals supplies were among the goods that crossed into Gaza.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 7-13 Mar 2010
- 550 truckloads (13,144 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 9 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 1,215,602 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 883 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 470 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 93 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 28 Feb - 6 Mar 2010
- 533 truckloads (13,919 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 8 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 1,308,260 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 832 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 190 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 70 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

COGAT Announcement - 25 February 2010
Among the medical supplies regularly transferred to the Gaza Strip were a CT scanner--the first of its kind in Gaza Red Crescent hospitals-- brought to the Al-Quds hospital; elevator maintenance supplies which will allow for greater patient mobility at the Shiffa hospital; and spare parts for a mammography scanner that provides for the early identification of breast cancer.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 21-27 Feb 2010
- 595 truckloads (13,976 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 10 truckloads of carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip to Europe.
- 1,216,297 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 825 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 255 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 59 entered Israel for other humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing. 

COGAT Announcement - 16 February 2010
An elevator was transferred for use in the Al-Awda Maternity Hospital. The three-story hospital is located in Jabaliya and is used by all women giving birth in the Gaza Strip. 
 
The transfer of the elevator was funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) following a formal request from the Quartet. COGAT coordinated the transfer of the elevator as part of the humanitarian efforts that are carried out on a daily basis, with an emphasis on matters of health, for the benefit of the citizens of Gaza.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 14-20 Feb 2010
- 584 truckloads (14,521 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 8 truckloads of carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 1,881,586 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 557 tons of cooking gas and 38,004 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 398 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 106 Palestinians entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 7-13 Feb 2010
- 456 truckloads (10,775 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 5 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 1,691,028 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 628 tons of cooking gas and 74,610 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 301 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 78 Palestinians entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 31 Jan - 6 Feb 2010
- 573 truckloads (12,856 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 8 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 1,696,312 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 563 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 285 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 83 Palestinians entered via the Erez Crossing as part of the humanitarian effort.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 24-30 Jan. 2010
- 468 truckloads (10,414 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 5 truckloads of carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 981,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 441 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 378 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 118 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 17-23 Jan. 2010
- 402 truckloads (7,898 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 7 truckloads, mostly of strawberries and carnations, were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 1,801,077 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 766 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom and Nahal Oz crossings.
- 351 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 107 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 10-16 Jan. 2010
- 547 truckloads (11,450 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 14 truckloads of strawberries and carnations were exported via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 2,128,858 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 570 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
- 365 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 96 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 3-9 Jan. 2010
On January 7, the Kerem Shalom crossing was closed due to terrorist missile attacks. 
- 431 truckloads (10,251 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,011,581 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 424 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing. The Nahal Oz fuel depot is closed indefinitely. 
- 359 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 53 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

December summary

  •  Six more water desalination systems were transferred to the Gaza Strip;
  • 15 truckloads of cellular communications equipment were delivered to the Palestinian mobile phone carrier, Jawal;
  • Strawberries and flowers were exported;
  • Renovations at Erez crossing were completed;
  • Work continued at the Kerem Shalom crossing to improve the capacity of the fuel transfer facility.
  • 1713 medical permits were issued along with 519 permits to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem.
  • 2654 Gaza residents crossed to Israel, the West Bank and the Allenby Bridge Crossing, and 169 Israelis crossed into the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons.
  • Glass was brought in for home repairs and renovations in preparation for the winter;
  • 750 tons of aggregate were transferred for maintenance of the North Gaza Wastewater Treatment plant.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 27-31 Dec 2009
- 553 truckloads (10,900 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 664,800 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 561 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 353 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 61 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

COGAT announces the successful transfer of six water desalination systems to the Gaza Strip: On Dec. 21, 2009, six advanced water desalination systems were transferred to the Gaza Strip. The transfer was coordinated by the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) in accordance with the civil state policy toward the Gaza Strip, which aims to give a continuous response to the humanitarian needs of the Gazan civilian population.

The systems are planned to supply good quality drinking water to 40,000 citizens, and were installed as part of a sewage water treatment project in the northern Gaza Strip, which is coordinated by the Gaza CLA in collaboration with the international bodies working in the Gaza Strip and the relevant Palestinian authorities.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 20-26 Dec 2009
- 459 truckloads (10,344 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,265,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 344 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 466 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 56 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.
- 94,000 flowers were exported from the Gaza Strip

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 13-19 Dec 2009
- 553 truckloads (13,587 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,024,628 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 604 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 298 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 135 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.
- 50,000 carnations were exported from the Gaza Strip, and 200 liters of pesticides were imported in preparation for the planting season.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 6-12 Dec 2009
- 614 truckloads (13,406 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,219,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 767 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 284 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 71 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

November summary:

Contrary to persistent reports of a "siege" on the Gaza Strip, there is considerable movement of goods and people between Israel and Gaza. In November:

  • The amount of merchandise entering the Gaza Strip increased - over 64,000 tons (89% from the private sector and only 11% from the international community) of food, medicines, hygiene products, clothing, agricultural supplies, and cement.
  • Fuel: Almost 10 million liters of diesel fuel for the power station and over 1,100 tons of cooking gas were delivered to the Gaza Strip.
  • 7,000 heads of cattle were imported for the Eid al-Adha holiday.
  • 1,862 Palestinians crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the West Bank and the Allenby Bridge crossing.
  • 848 International staff members entered the Gaza Strip.
  • 83 Israelis entered the G.S for humanitarian reasons.
  • The Erez Terminal renovations are almost complete on the Palestinian side.  All that is needed is the installation of the electrical wiring in order to complete the project.  This should be accomplished in December.
  • The Power Plant in Gaza received 12 new transformers as well as other electrical equipment.
  • The North Gaza Wastewater facility was discussed at several meetings between World Bank officials and members of the Palestinian and Israeli infrastructure teams.
  • Communications equipment was delivered to the Palestinian Water Authority. 
  • The IDF permitted the transfer of building materials to the Gaza Strip to facilitate the construction of a covered corridor (which opened the first week of November) to shelter Palestinians walking from the outskirts of Gaza City to the Erez Crossing.

Since the beginning of 2009, the IDF has allowed over 4,000 Palestinians from Gaza, together with 3,600 escorts, to enter Israel (or via Israel to the West Bank) for medical treatment.The IDF has also issued over 18,500 permits for Palestinians to leave Gaza and enter Israel or travel overseas (statistics as of November 16, 2009).

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 29 Nov-5 Dec 2009
- 405 truckloads (9096 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,220,054 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 493 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 191 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 40 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 22-28 Nov. 2009
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 691 truckloads (15,960 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,656,230 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station  and 354 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 276 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons and 143 humanitarian cases crossed via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 15-21 Nov. 2009
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 609 truckloads (14,248 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.019 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 400,000 liters of diesel fuel for UNRWA, 40,000 liters of gasoline (also for UNRWA) and 316 tons of cooking gas were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- More than 264 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing (this does not include November 17, when no data was received due to technical reasons).

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 8-14 November 2009
- 673 truckloads (16,533 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,831,850 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 123,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 30,000 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 262 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 100 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 1-7 November 2009
- 586 truckloads (13,719 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 1,505,020 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 390 tons of cooking gas for domestic use were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 290 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 82 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 25-31 October 2009
- 629 truckloads (15,014 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,247,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 579 tons of cooking gas for domestic use were delivered via the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 339 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 145 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 18-24 October 2009
- 444 truckloads (9,610 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 1,520,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 475 tons of gas for domestic use, and 36,500 liters of gasoline were delivered via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 317 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 87 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

In addition, work is progressing on the building of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant, aimed at alleviating the status in the Beit Lahia sewage pond, for which materials were transfered to the Palestinian Water Authority.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 11-17 October 2009
- 442 truckloads (9,168 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,229,410 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 500 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 342 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 62 for humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 4-10 October 2009
- 577 truckloads (14,433 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- The Nahal Oz fuel depot was closed due to the Succot holiday.
- 208 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Summary for the month of September 2009:
- 2,145 truckloads (53,266 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. In September, as in the previous month of August,  87%  of the goods belonged to the private sector and 13% to the international organizations. 
- 10,770,096 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 2,787 tons of gas for domestic use; 300,000 liters of diesel for transportation and 30,000 liters of gasoline (UNRWA) were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 788 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 317 for humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing; 134 people crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons.
- Construction work was carried out on the Palestinian side of the Erez Crossing and an electricity malfunction was repaired on the Palestinian side of the Nahal Oz Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 20-26 Sept. 2009
- 304 truckloads (8,084 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2,210,016 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 612 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 172 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 13-19 Sept. 2009
- 589 truckloads (14,079 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.176 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 550 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 310 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 6-12 Sept. 2009
- 584 truckloads (14,951 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.908 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 800 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 324 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 30 August - 5 Sept. 2009
- 563 truckloads (14,562 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.179 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 775 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 245 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 23-29 August 2009
- 516 truckloads (11,809 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.202 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 675 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 325 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 16-22 August 2009
- 608 truckloads (15,669 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.206 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 900 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 332 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 9-15 August 2009
- 529 truckloads (13,068 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.375 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 1050 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 398 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 2-8 August 2009
- 463 truckloads (10,455 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.116 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 200,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 75,000 liters of gasoline, and 925 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. In addition, 300,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation and 30,000 liters of gasoline were transferred to UNRWA.
- 224 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 26 July - 1 August 2009
- 469 truckloads (11,178 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.225 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 20,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 40,000 liters of gasoline, and 1050 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 329 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 19-25 July 2009
- 417 truckloads (9342 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. On 24 July, the terminal at Kerem Shalom was closed due to lack of demand for goods.
- 2.109 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 1075 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. On 23 July, no fuel was delivered because the power station had already received its fuel quota.
- 343 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 12-17 July 2009
- 470 truckloads (9839 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.077 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 250,000 liters of fuel for transportation, 20,000 liters of gasoline, and 1136 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 347 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 5-10 July 2009
- 422 truckloads (9592 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (on 10 July, Kerem Shalom was closed due to the fact that no request was received from the Palestinians). 
- 2.192 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 214 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and 180 for humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 28 June - 4 July 2009
- 550 truckloads (12.435 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of export goods left the Gaza Strip.
- 2.287 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 300,000 liters for transportation, 30,000 liters of gasoline, and 925 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 275 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 21-26 June 2009
- 436 truckloads (9866 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. 
- 2.185 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 600 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 182 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 14-19 June 2009
- 674 truckloads (16,323 tons) of humanitarian aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. In addition to food, medicine and hygiene products, the following were delivered under the auspices of international organizations such as UNRWA: games, basketballs and balloons, trampolines and swimming pools, generators, air-conditioning accessories, clothing, shoes and hats, chairs, mattresses and styrofoam cups; and raw materials for paper production. 

- 1.780 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 680 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 226 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 7-13 June 2009
- 431 truckloads (10,756 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures, blankets and mattresses, and grains - wheat, barley, corn, chickpeas, soy beans, carob, sesame seeds, and animal feed - were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

- The Kerem Shalom terminal was closed June 9-11 for construction work on the new fuel pipeline from Israel to the Gaza Strip.
- 1.699 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 475 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 305 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

31 May-3 June 2009
- 392 truckloads (10,216 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials, toys, blankets, paper, crayons and coloring books, clothing and shoes were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 1.710 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,015 tons of gas for domestic use, 30,000 liters of gasoline, and 300,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 149 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.


24-30 May 2009 (week of Shavuot holiday)
- 490 truckloads (12,434 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2.116 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,375 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 207 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 17-23 May 2009
- 711 truckloads (18,546 tons) of food, medicines and hygiene products were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2.203 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 100,000 liters of transportation fuel for WHO, and 1,360 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 268 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 10-16 May 2009
-675 truckloads (16,930 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.215 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,408 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 243 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 3-9 May 2009
-760 truckloads (est. 17,139 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.011 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 750 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
-176 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 26 April - 2 May
- 438 truckloads (10,130 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.206 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 937 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 55 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 19-25 April 2009
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746 truckloads (18,185 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.217 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 330,000 liters of fuel for transportation for UNRWA, and 1,149 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 80 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

16-17 April 2009
-253 truckloads (6429 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 829,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 15 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - Passover: 8-15 April 2009
- During the Passover holiday, 389 truckloads (9946 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 1.394 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 380 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 25 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

5-6 April 2009
-278 truckloads (6334 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 1.415 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 175 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 28 medical evacuations (patients and their escorts) were facilitated via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 29 - April 4, 2009
- 513 truckloads (12,617 tons) of food, medicines and medical supplies and various comodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (29/3-1/4). 
- 2.009 million liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 793 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot (29/3-2/4).
- 119 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing (29/3-1/4).

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 22-28, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 17,385 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication, supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2,172,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 1,170 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 15-22, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 16,436 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing (581 truckloads) and the Karni conveyor belt (135 truckloads).
- 2,178,410 liters of heavy-duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 1,017 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.
- This week 113 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. Hamas continues to reduce and restrict the number of referrals to Israel from the Gaza Strip of the chronically ill.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 8-15, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 18,631 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing (606 truckloads) and the Karni conveyor belt (187 truckloads). Among the goods transfered: various food products, medical supplies and medicines, clothing, animal feed, and three ambulances.
- Kerem Shalom operated 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor buelt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.
- 95,000 carnations were exported this week from Gaza to the European market at the request of the Dutch government. A truckload of empty medical canisters entered from Gaza to be filled with medical gases in Israel at the request of the Palestinian health authorities.
- 2,249,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot as well as 300,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA and UN projects. 582 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- This week 103 medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via the Erez crossing, as well as 127 humanitarian cases.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 1-7, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 17,402 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip. The Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 5,774 tons of grain.
- This week, 41% of the goods transferred were at the request of the international community, with a total of 305 trucks of international aid and donations, including basic food commodities, school kits, paper, wheelchairs and other essential items. UNRWA continues to be the largest supplier of aid to the Gaza strip and shipped this week 145 truckloads of goods.
- Since Monday (2 March 2009), COGAT has implemented at the request of the Dutch government a mechanism to enable the export of carnations from Gaza to the European market via Kerem Shalom. This week 135,000 carnations were shipped.
- 11 trucks from Jordan with supplies required for the Jordanian military field hospital arrived this week via Allenby Bridge and accessed Gaza via the Erez Crossing (4 March 2009).
- The Nahal Oz fuel depot operated from Sunday-Thursday shipping 2,178,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel and 416 tons of domestic gas. Also, 40,000 liters of diesel were transferred to Gaza at the request of UNRWA for operational needs. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- This week 88 medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via the Erez crossing.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - February 22-28, 2009
Despite ongoing rocket and mortar fire in to Israel, 14,299 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (5,370 tons of grain). All crossings were open from Sunday-Thursday.
2,200,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. Also, following the resumption of delivery of domestic gas, 492 tons were transferred to Gaza.
153 medical evacuations (including escorts) of Palestinians from Gaza to Israel took place via the Erez crossing, as well as 32 humanitarian cases.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - February 15-21, 2009
Despite ongoing rocket and mortar fire in to Israel, 16,231 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. A notable decline in the amount of grain being shipped via the Karni conveyor is due to a reduction in Palestinian demand.
2,226,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. The Palestinians resumed delivery of domestic gas and 388 tons were supplied to the Gaza Strip.
101 medical evacuations (including escorts) from Gaza to Israel took place via the Erez crossing.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - February 8-14, 2009
The passages were closed on Tuesday, February 10, because of elections in Israel.
Kerem Shalom (open Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Friday) - 506 truckloads
Karni (open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) - 147 truckloads
- Total trucks: 653
- Total supplies: 21,433 tons
Nahal Oz - 2,193,000 liters of diesel for the power station
Erez
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Medical cases: 82, including escorts, entered Israel for treatment.
- Humanitarian cases: 42 Palestinians entered Israel.

On February 9, UNRWA announced that it would resume the import of aid into Gaza after Hamas returned to the UNRWA warehouses in Gaza City and Rafah the supplies seized on 3 and 5 February.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - February 1-7, 2009
The supply of aid via the crossings was disrupted several times this week due to rocket and mortar fire against Israel.
Kerem Shalom (open Sunday-Friday) - 653 truckloads
Karni (open Sunday-Thursday) - 384 truckloads
- Total trucks: 1,037
- Total supplies: 27,522 tons
Nahal Oz - 1,760,000 liters of diesel for the power station, 391,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA, and 787 tons of gas
Erez
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Medical cases: 28, including escorts, entered Israel for treatment. - Humanitarian cases: 48 Palestinians entered Israel.


February 6, 2009
On February 6, 2009, 1,000 units of blood on the Lebanese ship Tali that illegally attempted to land in Gaza were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing on a refrigerated truck provided by Magen David Adom. Transfer of the rest of the humanitarian aid on the ship will be coordinated with the international organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. 

Almost empty hold of the ship Tali
Almost empty hold of the ship Tali, supposedly filled with
humanitarian aid for Gaza (Photo: IDF Spokesperson)

UNRWA announced the suspension of all imports of aid into the Gaza Strip. During the night of 5 February 10 truckloads of flour (100 tons) and rice (200 tons) imported from Egypt for UNRWA were taken from the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gaza. The suspension of imports will remain in effect until the aid is returned and the Agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts.
UNRWA to suspend food distribution to 750,000 Palestinians (UN Radio)
UNRWA receives 20-day supply of fuel (UN Radio)
IICC report: Tensions between Hamas and UNRWA following the theft of food and blankets and the Hamas takeover of a supply convoy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon demanded that Hamas immediately release the UNRWA consignment of humanitarian goods it seized last night, in the second such incident this week, and to refrain from interference with the provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance in Gaza. The Secretary-General reiterates the Security Council's call (Resolution 1860) for the unimpeded provision and distribution throughout Gaza of humanitarian assistance, including food, fuel and medical treatment.

February 5, 2009
168 trucks delivered 4,508 tons of supplies to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings.

February 4, 2009
195 trucks delivered 5,367 tons of supplies via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including 3,160 tons of grain. In addition to supplies requested by international organizations, goods for the private sector included dairy products, canned food, oil, diapers, reproductive eggs, hygienic products, rice and 12 generators.
441,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 188 tons of cooking gas were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
UNRWA reported that yesterday (3 Feb 2009) Hamas armed assailants took at gunpoint 3500 blankets and 406 food parcels from the UNRWA distribution center at the beach refugee camp (Shati).
- Statement by Minister Herzog

February 3, 2009
218 trucks delivered 6,106 tons of supplies via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including 3,812 tons of grain. In addition to supplies requested by international organizations, goods for the private sector included dairy products, fruit, oil, reproductive eggs, rice, flour, diapers, animal vaccines, and equipment for reconstruction of the electric network.
446,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 250 tons of cooking gas were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

February 2, 2009
194 trucks delivered 5,354 tons of supplies via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including 2,855 tons of grain.
In addition to supplies requested by international organizations, goods for the private sector included dairy products, fruit, oil, reproductive eggs, rice flour, and canned food.
609,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 391,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA and 254 tons of cooking gas were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

February 1, 2009
179 trucks delivered 4,656 tons of supplies via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings, including 2,855 tons of grain. In addition, 264,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 95 tons of cooking gas were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - January 25-31, 2009
Kerem Shalom - 502 truckloads
Karni - 266 truckloads
- Total trucks: 768
- Total supplies: 19,767 tons
Nahal Oz - 1,155,000 liters of diesel for the power station and 267 tons of gas
Erez  
- Medical cases: 28, including escorts, entered Israel for treatment.
- Humanitarian cases: 35 Palestinians entered Israel


January 30, 2009
85 truckloads of goods (1,463 tons) were transferred to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

January 29, 2009
Despite rocket fire against Israel, the Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings were all open. Throughout the day, a total of 149 trucks with 4,577 tons of supplies were transferred to Gaza. 3,120 tons of grain were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt.
In addition to supplies requested by international organizations, goods for the private sector included fruit, oil, toiletries and sugar.
92,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

Janaury 28, 2009
The Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings were all open. Throughout the day, a total of 174 trucks with 4,701 tons of humanitarian supplies  were transferred to Gaza, including also goods for the private sector - dairy products, fruit, and reproductive eggs. 3,116 tons of grain were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt. Also, 45,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

January 27, 2009
Before the lethal terrorist attack at Kissufim, causing the immediate closure of the crossings, 243 tons of grain were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt. Via the Nahal Oz fuel depot 82,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 25 tons of gas for domestic needs were transferred.

January 26, 2009
The Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings all operated. A total of 225 trucks with 6,192 tons of supplies were delivered. Following extensive maintenance work, the Karni conveyor belt resumed operation and conveyed 3,800 tons of different types of grain. In addition, 366,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 122 tons of gas for domestic use and 188,000 liters of commercial diesel were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
A Jordanian military field hospital was conveyed to the Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing in 33 trucks with 210 medical staff. The field hospital is to be established adjacent to the Shifa hospital.
YouTube: Israel coordinates Jordanian field hospital for Gaza

January 25, 2009
The Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings were open. Throughout the day, 127 trucks laden with 2,610 tons of supplies were transferred at the request of UNRWA, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and a donation from Turkey. Also, 448,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 137 tons of gas for domestic use were transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. The Karni crossing remained closed due to maintenance.

January 23, 2009
85 truckloads laden with 2,130 tons of food, medical supplies and raw materials were transferred to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

January 22, 2009
109 trucks containing humanitarian supplies were transferred to Gaza via Kerem Shalom, and 84 trucks of grain via the Karni conveyer. In addition, 440,000 tons of of diesel fuel and 225,000 tons of domestic gas were transferred at the Nahal Oz fuel depot. 53 patients and escorts crossed into Israel at the Erez crossing.

January 21, 2009
The Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings all operated. 181 trucks with 5,221 tons of supplies entered the Gaza Strip. At Karni, 3,600 tons of various grains were transferred via the conveyor belt. 456,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 163 tons of domestic gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Nahal Oz fuel depot.
232 dual nationals were evacuated via Erez to Jordan at the request of the governments

January 20, 2009
The Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated, enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods into Gaza. 210 trucks laden with 6,489 tons of supplies were transferred to Gaza. 10 trucks with an Egyptian donation of 227 tons of flour entered directly into Gaza though Kerem Shalom. In addition, 443,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 198 tons of domestic gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
Humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip 20-Jan-2009
YouTube: Keeping the lights on in Gaza

January 19, 2009
195 trucks laden with 4,946 tons of supplies were transferred to Gaza. 10 trucks with an Egyptian donation of 198 tons of flour entered directly into Gaza though Kerem Shalom. The ICRC facilitated the transfer of ten ambulances from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. 33 Palestinians left Gaza for medical treatment in Israel, including eight cancer patients.
In addition, 537,100 liters of heavy duty diesel and 206 tons of domestic gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
Humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip 19-Jan-2009

Palestinian children sick with cancer were examined at the Israeli clinic opened at Erez crossing before being transferred for treatment in hospital - Jan 19, 2009 (Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye)
YouTube: Young Gazan cancer patients enter Israel for treatment

A first group of Palestinian children suffering from cancer were received at the clinic opened at the Erez crossing as part of Israel's humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. The children received initial treatment there and were then transferred to hospitals in Israel and abroad according to the serious of their condition - Jan 19, 2009

(Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye)

 

The Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories reports daily on the general humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Humanitarian aid includes food, medicines and medical equipment, tools and materials for esssential humanitarian infrastructures, and a certain amount of diesel fuel. Cement, sand, gravel and steel are not considered to be humanitarian aid.

Map of the Gaza passages

Different crossings are designated for different types of humanitarian aid:

Karni Crossing:  grains such as wheat, barley, soy beans, corn, sesame seeds, animal feed and aggregate 

Kerem Shalom and/or Sufa Crossing: food, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures, medicines and medical equipment; and a myriad of other items - ranging from school books to wheel chairs - needed by the civilian population. Since January 2010, fuel is also transferred via Kerem Shalom.

Nahal Oz: diesel fuel for transportation and for the local Gaza power station, petrol, and gas for cooking and heating, according to an assessment of civilian needs mandated by the Israeli court. [As of January 2010, the depot has been closed, due to repeated terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip. The Kerem Shalom crossing has been adapted for the transfer of fuel.]

Erez Crossing: two-way traffic of international organizations' staff between Israel and Gaza ; Gaza residents seeking medical treatment in Israel or the Palestinian Authority, together with the people accompanying them ("medical evacuations"); and Palestinian civilians with various humanitarian needs. This crossing is open six days a week, even when the other crossings are closed.

 

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