The Week's Assistance to Gaza: May 9, 2010

More than 17,000 tons of humanitarian aid were transferred to Gaza last week through the various crossings with Israel.

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Hana Levi Julian, | updated: 09:53

Child leaves Gaza via Erez for medical care
Child leaves Gaza via Erez for medical care
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Palestinian Authority Arabs in Gaza received 17,060 tons of humanitarian aid delivered by 714 trucks last week through the various crossings with Israel, according to the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT).

Among the goods that were transferred in to the region were:

* 76 truckloads of fruits and vegetables

* 91 truckloads of wheat

* 33 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish products

* 39 truckloads of dairy products

* 30 trucks of sugar

* 1 truckload of milk powder and baby food

* 26 truckloads of hygiene products

* 48 trucks of clothing and shoes

* 7 trucks of medicine and medical equipment

In addition, 112 truckloads of animal feed were delivered to Gaza through the massive conveyer terminal at the Karni Crossing.

The Nahal Oz fuel terminal was also busy; 1,535,777 liters of heavy-duty diesel fuel for the power station and 293,796 liters of lighter diesel fuel for transport were pumped in to Gaza tanks. In addition, 917 tons of cooking gas were transferred through the Nahal Oz terminal as well.

Medical patients, international aid employees and others were also crossing in and out of the region through the Erez Crossing as usual. Last week, 370 medical patients and their escorts entered Israel to access quality medical care at destinations that included points in Judea and Samaria.

Also leaving Gaza were 191 staff members of international aid organizations; 192 staff members crossed into the region from Israel as well. In addition, 93 Palestinian Authority Arab residents entered Israel from Gaza for various other reasons.