IDF's CoGAT coordinates transfer of humanitarian aid into Gaza Strip
05 May 2010 , 17:26
Trucks transferring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip
CoGAT coordinates the weekly transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. Archive Photo: IDF Spokesperson
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Summary of the weekly transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip by the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT)

Elana Kieffer

Every week the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT) organizes the transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. During the past week, as a part of CoGAT’s weekly coordination, a total of 619 truckloads consisting of 13,593 tons of humanitarian aid were transferred into the Gaza Strip from Israel through the various crossings.

Among the various products included in the transfers this week were 1,461,000 liters of diesel fuel for the power station, 293,796 liters of diesel fuel for transport, 44,704 liters of regular gasoline, and 919 tons of cooking gas. In addition, 76 truckloads of fruits and vegetables, 27 truckloads of wheat, 34 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish products, 45 truckloads of dairy products, 114 truckloads of animal feed, 37 truckloads of hygiene products, 50 truckloads of clothing and shoes and 16 truckloads of sugar were transferred.

In addition to the transfer of products, CoGAT also arranges for the passing of people through the crossings to receive various services. Last week, 378 patients and individuals to accompany them were brought over from the Gaza Strip into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region to receive medical treatment, and 111 Palestinians entered Israel for other various reasons. 160 staff members of international organizations crossed into the Gaza Strip, and 231 crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

The attached chart illustrates CoGAT’s activities of the past week.

Chart created by Ron Fisher, IDF Spokesperson New Media Desk