9,135 tons of goods transported into Gaza during the shortened week
421 truckloads of goods were transferred into the Gaza Strip from Israel last week (August 28 - September 3).With Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan, the Palestinians asked that the crossings not operate for the majority of the week.
However, during the two days operations were allowed, 9,315 tons of goods were transported from Israel into Gaza. These included food, electronics, essential humanitarian items and hygienic products as well as 338 tons of cooking gas.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) makes such efforts on a daily basis, assisting in matters of health, education, agriculture and infrastructure.
In addition to the transfer of products, COGAT also regularly arranges for the passage of people through the Erez border crossing to receive services such as medical assistance.
During last week's operational days, 75 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel for medical treatment via the Erez Crossing.
Additionally, 71 international organization staff members entered Israel and 75 entered the Gaza Strip.
COGAT is a unit within the IDF responsible for transport of aid into Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. It works with the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) of the Gaza Strip and West Bank's Civil Administration to facilitate entrance of supplies such as gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, wheat and other foods, hygienic products and more.