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      The Week's Aid to Gaza

      Over the last week, nearly 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid entered the Gaza region. Three truckloads of carnations were exported to Europe.
      By Hana Levi Julian
      First Publish: 4/13/2010, 3:50 PM / Last Update: 4/13/2010, 5:20 PM

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      Over the last week, nearly 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid items made their way into the Gaza region, while three truckloads of carnations were exported by local business owners to European markets.

      A total of 482 truckloads of supplies, consisting of a total of 11,882 tons of aid, was delivered into Gaza through the various crossings.

      Included among the deliveries were essential food products such as wheat and flour, meat, chicken, fish and legumes, as well as agricultural produce, all of which were trucked in. Medical supplies and hygiene products were also delivered.

      Animal feed was transferred through the massive conveyer terminal at the Karni Crossing. In addition, 730,833 liters of diesel fuel and 699 tons of cooking gas were pumped into the region through the fuel terminal at Nahal Oz.

      The Erez Crossing was also busy as usual, with 257 medical patients and their escorts entering Israel to travel for treatment to various locations, including to destinations in Judea and Samaria. Another 68 Palestinian Authority Arabs entered Israel from Gaza for other reasons, as did 117 staff members of international aid organizations; 121 employees of the same organizations crossed into Gaza from Israel through the Erez terminal as well.