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Israel Allows Goods into Gaza

People, goods, construction materials continue to cross to Gaza, despite rockets launched at Israeli civilians and at the crossings.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/22/2011, 3:35 PM

Trucks crossing into Gaza.
Trucks crossing into Gaza.
IDF Spokesman

COGAT – the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories – announced Monday that people, goods and construction materials continue to cross through to Gaza, despite rockets launched at Israeli civilians and at the crossings themselves.

COGAT noted that since Thursday, the terror organizations have launched more than 147 rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles towards the Israeli civilian population. During these attacks, one Israeli was killed and 13 others were injured, including one severely. 
 
These attacks began after a series of terror attacks near the Egyptian border north of Eilat, in which eight Israelis were killed.
 
In spite of these attacks, Israel has approved the opening of the crossings between Israel and the Gaza. 
 
Erez Crossing:
Since the beginning of the escalation 156 people have passed through the crossing, despite the two rockets that were launched at the crossing:
 
100 patients and companions exited for medical treatment in Israel
56 foreign international organization staff members crossed though the crossing (28 entered Israel and 19 exited to Gaza)
 
Kerem Shalom Crossing
The crossing operated, despite a rocket launched at it yesterday.  
The crossing operated for a few hours, under threat, for the transfer of 80 truckloads of goods (2,554 tons) and 46 tons of cooking gas:
 
  • 13 truckloads of fruits and vegetables
  • 5 truckloads of meat and fish.
  • 3 truckloads of dairy products
  • 23 truckloads of mixed grain for animal feed
  • 9 truckloads of mixed food products
  • UNRWA transferred 21 truckloads of construction materials and 6 truckloads of flour.