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The Week's Assistance to Gaza, May 9-14

More than 14,000 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to Gaza residents last week through the various crossings with Israel.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 5/20/2010, 1:42 PM / Last Update: 5/20/2010, 1:55 PM

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More than 14,000 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to Gaza residents last week through the various crossings with Israel, according to the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT).

During the week ending May 14, a total of 637 truckloads, consisting of 14,069 tons of humanitarian aid, made their way into the region.

Among the goods that were transferred through the Kerem Shalom Crossing were 21 truckloads of milk powder and baby food, 66 truckloads of fruit and vegetables, 27 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish products, 40 truckloads of dairy products, 22 trucks of sugar, 38 trucks of clothing and shoes, 51 truckloads of wheat, 36 truckloads of hygiene products and four trucks of of medicine and medical equipment.

At the Karni Crossing, 117 truckloads of animal feed were transferred through the conveyor terminal.

The fuel terminal at the Nahal Oz Crossing was also busy pumping 810,209 liters of heavy duty diesel fuel into Gaza for the power station. In addition, technicians pumped 897 tons of cooking gas through the crossing's fuel terminal.

At the Erez Crossing, meanwhile, traffic was steady with 781 medical patients and their escorts entering Israel from Gaza to reach hospitals for medical treatment, including points in Judea and Samaria. Likewise, 191 staff members of international organizations crossed into Gaza, and 202 left the region and entered Israel, through the Erez terminal.