Monthly crossing report shows that 3,939 trucks entered Gaza Strip from Israel in October
During the month of October, 3,939 trucks carrying 107,060 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
Of the trucks, 1,484 were carrying food, 907 were carrying construction materials, 85 were carrying agricultural inputs, 76 were carrying clothes and footwear, 144 were carrying electric products, 85 were carrying sports equipment, vehicles, washing machines and refrigerators and 51 were carrying ceramics and plumbing. Transportation of cooking gas into the Gaza Strip continued with 1,927 tons.
The transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by the Israeli government and IDF as well as Palestinian and international organizations.
163 building projects run by the international community in the Gaza Strip have been approved. 35 projects have been completed and 57 additional projects are in progress.
During October, 3,202 Palestinians entered Israel from the Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing with the help of COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories). 1,512 exit permits for medical treatment were issued. .
During the month, 1,392 Palestinian businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.
COGAT assists in matters of health, education, agriculture and infrastructure on a daily basis.
COGAT is a unit within the IDF responsible for transport of aid into the West Bank 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.