Gaza Strip land crossings weekly status report - 24-30 April 2011

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This week 847 truckloads of goods were unloaded at the crossings, as well as 684 tons of cooking gas

Communicated by Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT)

General - Overall, 846 truckloads (20,026 tons) were delivered to Gaza via the crossings. - Heavy-duty diesel fuel for the power plant is delivered directly from Egypt as per the Palestinians' decision; therefore, no diesel is transferred from Israel. - On April 25th, the crossings were closed due to the Passover holy day.

Erez [5% decrease in the number of people that crossed through the Erez crossing]

113 international organization staff members entered Israel. 118 international organization staff members entered the Gaza Strip. 275 patients and accompanying individuals crossed into Israel and the West Bank.

Imports [169% increase in the number of truckloads delivered to the Gaza Strip]

846 truckloads (20,026 tons) were imported to the Gaza Strip. 684 tons of cooking gas were transferred.

Exports One truckload of flowers was exported from the Gaza Strip this week. * The export season of agriculture produce is about to end.

Private sector vs. international organizations Out of a total of 846 truckloads, 694 were imported by the private sector and 152 were imported by the international organizations in the Gaza Strip.

Goods Delivered into the Gaza Strip Goods - Truckloads Food Products Legumes 1 Rice 19 Wheat 18 Cooking Oil 4 Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) 56 Meat, Chicken and Fish Products 19 Salt 1 Dairy Products 48 Flour 123 Sugar 7 Mixed\ Additional Food Products 81 Total Food Products 377 Construction Materials Cement 18 Iron 8 Glass , Aluminum and Wood Profiles 46 Total Construction Materials 72 Animal Food 110 Ceramics and Plumbing 82 Electrical Products 36 Inputs for Agriculture 15 Hygiene Products 13 Medicine and Medical Equipment 3 Clothing and Footwear 15 Essential Humanitarian Products 94 Mixed\ Additional Products 19 Transportation (oil, spare parts) 1 Vehicles 9 Total Truckloads 846 Total Weight (tons) 20,026