Israel implemented special goodwill measures for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority residents in Gaza last week during the Christian holidays. The special measures, which were in effect from March 24 until Wednesday, April 7, included easier entry privileges into pre-1967 Israel from Judea, Gaza and Samaria.
Five hundred Christian residents of Gaza passed through area crossings in order to visit relatives and participate in religious ceremonies between April 1 and April 7. More than 10,000 Palestinian Authority residents of Judea and Samaria were allowed to enter pre-1967 Israel for the duration of the two-week period.
In addition, a number of senior delegations were authorized to cross into Gaza via the Erez terminal.
Commercial Shipments of clothing and shoes for private traders have also been authorized for entry into Gaza at the rate of approximately ten trucks a day, along with the standard weekly deliveries of humanitarian aid.