32,073 tons of goods entered Gaza last week

1,113 truckloads of goods were imported last week, including 470 truckloads of construction materials. 6,298 truckloads of goods entered Gaza last month

Date: 01/10/2013, 11:07 AM     Author: COGAT Website

Last week (December 30, 2012 to January 5, 2013), 1,113 trucks carrying 32,073 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through land crossings. The delivered goods included 470 truckloads of construction materials.

Also last week, 44.5 truckloads of goods were exported from Gaza, including flowers, spices, plane-trees and fresh produce.

Additionally, throughout the week Israel provided 125 megawatts of electricity a day to the Gaza Strip.

Last month, 6,298 truckloads of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel – an increase of 61 percent as compared to November.

The transfer of goods to Gaza is coordinated by the Israeli government and the IDF, as well as Palestinian and international organizations.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) is a unit within the IDF responsible for the transport of aid into both the Judea and Samaria region and the Gaza Strip. COGAT assists in matters of health, education, agriculture, and infrastructure on a daily basis. It works with the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) of the Gaza Strip and the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria to facilitate the transfer of supplies including gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, hygienic products, wheat, and other foods.