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        11/18/2012, Kislev 4, 5773

      Israel Sends Goods into Gaza; Receives Patients


      The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced, Sunday, that 80 truckloads of medical equipment and food were transferred into Gaza at the Kerem Shalom and Erez commercial crossings, in spite of the security threat facing the staff. A COGAT statement said, "The goods transferred via Kerem Shalom included 16 truckloads of medical equipment, specifically vital equipment, such as medicines, anesthetics and disposable medical equipment and 64 truckloads of food. At Erez terminal, 35 diplomatic representatives and international organization employees exited Gaza."

      The exit of 26 patients and their escorts into Israel was also coordinated in order to allow them to receive medical treatment. The statment said, "The opening of the crossings was facilitated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot, in conjunction with senior Palestinian Authority officials and members of the international community."