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OPT: Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation, 30 May 2009

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COGAT - Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, Ministry of Defense

Since the end of the IDF operation in Gaza (18 Jan 2009), about 328,987 tons of aid and over 40.174 million liters of fuel have been delivered to the Gaza Strip.

At the Cabinet meeting of 22 March 2009, the Government of Israel instructed the bodies dealing with the matter, to enable the entry - without restriction - of foodstuffs to the residents of Gaza from all relevant sources, after it has been verified that they are indeed foodstuffs, and this in the framework of the humanitarian efforts. The Government directs that the foregoing be scrupulously implemented.

Note: Gas for domestic use (cooking and heating) is supplied according to Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.

24-30 May 2009 (week of Shavuot holiday)

- 490 truckloads (12,434 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. - 2.116 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,375 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 207 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 17-23 May 2009

- 711 truckloads (18,546 tons) of food, medicines and hygiene products were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

- 2.203 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 100,000 liters of transportation fuel for WHO, and 1,360 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 268 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 10-16 May 2009

-675 truckloads (16,930 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.

- 2.215 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,408 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 243 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 3-9 May 2009

-760 truckloads (est. 17,139 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.

- 2.011 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 750 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

-176 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 26 April - 2 May

- 438 truckloads (10,130 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.

- 2.206 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 937 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 55 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 19-25 April 2009

- 746 truckloads (18,185 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.

- 2.217 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 330,000 liters of fuel for transportation for UNRWA, and 1,149 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 80 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

16-17 April 2009

-253 truckloads (6429 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

- 829,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 15 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - Passover: 8-15 April 2009

- During the Passover holiday, 389 truckloads (9946 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.

- 1.394 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 380 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 25 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

5-6 April 2009

-278 truckloads (6334 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.

- 1.415 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 175 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.

- 28 medical evacuations (patients and their escorts) were facilitated via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 29 - April 4, 2009

- 513 truckloads (12,617 tons) of food, medicines and medical supplies and various comodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (29/3-1/4).

- 2.009 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 793 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot (29/3-2/4).

- 119 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing (29/3-1/4).