News and updates about COGAT

COGAT:

'UNRWA is simply trying to evade responsibility'

Major General Ghassan Alian lashes out at UNRWA on Twitter for their criticisms of the IDF raid of the UNRWA facility that was completed today.

'UNRWA is simply trying to evade responsibility'

Via Kerem Shalom:

IDF facilitates passage of patients from Gaza to Egypt and abroad

As part of efforts to alleviate and strengthen the healthcare system and the medical response to civilian population in Gaza, IDF and COGAT facilitate passage of 68 sick and injured children from the Gaza Strip.

IDF facilitates passage of patients from Gaza to Egypt and abroad

Israel helps establish maternity ward at Gaza field hospital

Israel helps establish new maternity complex at Gaza field hospital, provides additional generators for International Medical Corps Field Hospital in Central Gaza.

Israel helps establish maternity ward at Gaza field hospital

Who's In charge until 'The Day After' In Gaza

Not a pleasant job, running Gaza for the forseeable future until the war is won, but them's the breaks. Op-ed.

Who's In charge until 'The Day After' In Gaza

Post-war plan:

Israel to assume civil administration of Gaza for at least a year

A new plan for the day after the war calls for Israel to assume control of civilian life in Gaza for at least a year when the military operation when the military operation ends.

Israel to assume civil administration of Gaza for at least a year

Due to US pressure:

Following attack which killed four: Israel reopens Gaza crossing

IDF announces reopening of Kerem Shalom Crossing to humanitarian aid - days after a Hamas missile barrage left four soldiers dead and ten injured.

Following attack which killed four: Israel reopens Gaza crossing

For first time since war began:

Aid enters Gaza through Erez Crossing

According to the IDF, entry of humanitarian aid through the Erez Crossing was made possible after engineering work was carried out in the area by the Engineering Units and additional IDF forces.

Aid enters Gaza through Erez Crossing

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

COGAT has published a clarification denouncing the recent IPC report that claims Gaza is on the verge of famine as being an inaccurate depiction of reality.

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

The 'day after'

The secret meeting between Israeli and PA officials

The Coordinator for Government Activities in Territories and a very high-up Shin Bet official reportedly met with a senior member of the Fatah party in secret. It is unclear if Prime Minister Netanyahu approved the meeting.

The secret meeting between Israeli and PA officials

UNRWA chief claims:

'Israel blocked me from entering Gaza'

UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini: I intended to go into Rafah today, but my entry was declined. Israel responds: Another attempt by UNRWA to blame Israel for their own mistakes.

'Israel blocked me from entering Gaza'

IDF prepares for maritime humanitarian aid to Gaza

For the first time, the IDF has completed preparations to allow humanitarian aid to reach Gaza from the sea.

IDF prepares for maritime humanitarian aid to Gaza

For three days:

UN fails to collect humanitarian aid for Gaza

Head of COGAT: Hundreds of trucks of humanitarian aid are waiting to enter Gaza. The UN needs to scale up their operations.

UN fails to collect humanitarian aid for Gaza

Security heads meet senior PA official in Tel Aviv

Shin Bet, National Security Council (NSC) and COGAT heads met with senior Palestinian Authority official, Hussein al-Sheikh, in Tel Aviv.

Security heads meet senior PA official in Tel Aviv

COGAT to French MP:

'Israel does not limit humanitarian aid to Gaza'

After left-wing French MP Thomas Portes claims trucks at Rafah Crossing prove Israel is allowing thousands of Gazans to die of hunger, COGAT notes those trucks are not blocked by Israel but waiting for organizations to receive them in Gaza.

'Israel does not limit humanitarian aid to Gaza'

Economy Minister seeks to ban UNRWA from Israel

'It is unthinkable that the world should boycott UNRWA while Israel continues to allow it to operate from its capital.'

Economy Minister seeks to ban UNRWA from Israel

COGAT to US: No alternative for UNRWA at this point

UNRWA must quickly be replaced, but at this stage there is no alternative for distributing aid in Gaza, COGAT tells US government officials.

COGAT to US: No alternative for UNRWA at this point

COGAT official:

'UNRWA is a problem, doesn't offer solutions'

In talks with US government, military, officials, Israel's COGAT stresses need to find alternative organizations to manage UNRWA's activities. 'There are alternatives already, and they should be used.'

'UNRWA is a problem, doesn't offer solutions'

Commander attempted to subvert Minister Smotrich's instructions

Despite Smotrich's refusal to authorize the move, IDF Central Command commander decided to demolish Jewish structures on Mt. Hebron.

Commander attempted to subvert Minister Smotrich's instructions

COGAT head to Hamas:

'You wanted hell, you will get hell'

Major General Ghasan Alyan says Gaza residents are celebrating the massacre of 900 people rather than being shocked.

'You wanted hell, you will get hell'

Despite Gaza border riots:

Israel to allow workers to enter through Erez crossing

Palestinian Arab workers to be allowed to leave the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing as of Thursday.

Israel to allow workers to enter through Erez crossing

Erdan to UN S-G:

'Majority of minor casualties were engaged in acts of terrorism'

Ambassador Erdan, COGAT head present data on Arab casualties in IDF operations to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

'Majority of minor casualties were engaged in acts of terrorism'

Despite terror wave:

Israel to make series of concessions for Ramadan

Entry to Jerusalem, Temple Mount to be eased for Arab residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. Family visits inside Israel to be allowed.

Israel to make series of concessions for Ramadan

Crisis over:

Smotrich and Gallant agree on Defense Ministry power-sharing

Netanyahu, Gallant, and Smotrich signed a document of understanding on the division of power over the Civil Administration.

Smotrich and Gallant agree on Defense Ministry power-sharing

Senior officials warn:

Transfer of authority will be perceived as 'de facto annexation'

As PM prepares to hand power over civilian life in Judea & Samaria to Religious Zionism leader, some fear international repercussions.

Transfer of authority will be perceived as 'de facto annexation'

Coalition deal:

Smotrich will appoint COGAT and Civil Administration chief

According to the deal signed between Religious Zionism and Likud, the former will appoint the two most powerful men in Judea and Samaria.

Smotrich will appoint COGAT and Civil Administration chief

After nabbing of teen's body: Israel to close crossings

Israel is striving to end the incident on the diplomatic level, but conveyed to PA it is also willing to take other steps.

After nabbing of teen's body: Israel to close crossings

Facts not generally known to the Israeli public...

On the eve of  elections For Israel's 25th Knesset Parliament: it is worthwhile noting what the PA has been doing the past year.unopposed.

Facts not generally known to the Israeli public...

Entry permits revoked for 164 relatives of terrorists

Defense Min. Gantz revokes entry permits of terrorists' relatives. COGAT: Terrorists must know their path will affect their family members.

Entry permits revoked for 164 relatives of terrorists

COGAT Policy

US Envoy to Israel concerned about new Israeli security policy

US ambassador Tom Nides publishes stern statement regarding new policy concerning entry of foreign nationals to PA

US Envoy to Israel concerned about new Israeli security policy

IDF general to Gazans:

'The responsibility lies in the hands of Hamas'

Head COGAT publishes video message to the people of Gaza about the current escalation.

'The responsibility lies in the hands of Hamas'

Will US suspend Visa waivers for Israelis over COGAT policy?

Biden Admin. angered by policy which could limit number of foreign students allowed to study in PA institutions.

Will US suspend Visa waivers for Israelis over COGAT policy?

IDF general greets Palestinian Arabs on Ramadan

Head of COGAT in message to Palestinian Arabs: Security is the key to our ability to allow entry into Israel.

IDF general greets Palestinian Arabs on Ramadan

Man suspected of selling antiquities is arrested

Man suspected of stealing thousands of archaeological artifacts from various periods is arrested near Shechem.

Man suspected of selling antiquities is arrested

Pandemic led to new wave of anti-Semitism online, study says

Pandemic hate: IFFSE research condemns wave of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia since COVID-19 outbreak

Pandemic led to new wave of anti-Semitism online, study says

Gaza fishing zone expanded, Kerem Shalom crossing reopens

Following a security assessment, Israel announces additional relief measures for Gaza.

Gaza fishing zone expanded, Kerem Shalom crossing reopens

Israel announces further relief measures for Gaza

Israel announces expansion of scope of equipment and goods entering the Gaza Strip for international civilian projects.

Israel announces further relief measures for Gaza

ANALYSIS:

How Hamas is fooling Israel and the international community

The terror group possesses a staggering $500 m. in shares in 40 international companies in the Middle East and N. Africa, Die Welt exposes.

How Hamas is fooling Israel and the international community

IDF General to Gazans: Are the balloons really worth it?

Head of COGAT appeals to residents of Gaza after latest wave of incendiary balloon attacks on the south.

IDF General to Gazans: Are the balloons really worth it?

Gaza fishing zone expanded from 6 to 12 nautical miles

The decision was made following a security assessment and with the approval of the political echelon.

Gaza fishing zone expanded from 6 to 12 nautical miles

How do the Gazans get helium for their incendiary balloons?

Too many political and military commentators are totally out of their depth and do not know how helium is obtained. It can be stopped. Op-ed

How do the Gazans get helium for their incendiary balloons?

Netanyahu approves entry of humanitarian equipment into Gaza

Hadar Goldin's family livid: The Israeli leadership has simply lost its moral compass and the ability to distinguish between good and evil.

Netanyahu approves entry of humanitarian equipment into Gaza

'Hamas continues to bring destruction and devastation on you'

COGAT commander to Gazans: Hamas has arranged for you a holiday without electricity and without water while its leaders hide in bunkers.

'Hamas continues to bring destruction and devastation on you'

3 rockets fired from Gaza, Erez Crossing closed

Erez Crossing to be closed except for humanitarian and exceptional cases, in wake of rocket and incendiary balloon attacks from Gaza.

3 rockets fired from Gaza, Erez Crossing closed

Gaza fishing zone to be reduced

Following continued rocket fire from Gaza, fishing zone to be reduced to nine nautical miles as of 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Gaza fishing zone to be reduced

VIP card of governor of Jenin revoked

Head of COGAT revokes entry permit to Israel from Jenin governor who visited terrorist who murdered IDF soldier Moshe Tamam.

VIP card of governor of Jenin revoked

ANALYSIS: Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas corruption exposed

A whistleblower hands over secret files documenting widespread corruption at the top in the PA, while Gazans video the real situation there.

ANALYSIS: Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas corruption exposed

First publication

Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

Project to include constructing elevator near Cave of Patriarchs and access path to enable disabled access from parking lot to site plaza.

Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

Samaria leader: 'Delinquent response indicates depth of failure'

PA police officer orders Israelis to hand weapons to PA policemen. Samaria Council head: 'I won't let it pass.'

Samaria leader: 'Delinquent response indicates depth of failure'

PA receives thousands of coronavirus test kits

COGAT arranges entry of more than 3,000 coronavirus test kits and 50,000 protective masks for PA medical teams.

PA receives thousands of coronavirus test kits

The Palestinian Arab economic situation, who's to blame?

The Palestinian Arab economic situation, who's to blame?

Israel sends coronavirus test kits to Gaza

Approximately 200 coronavirus test kits enter Gaza through the Erez crossing. COGAT: Viruses and diseases have no boundaries.

Israel sends coronavirus test kits to Gaza

In escalating trade spat, Israel bars PA agricultural exports

Trade war between Israel and PA ramps up after PA bars import of Israeli cattle, leading Israel to ban PA agricultural exports.

In escalating trade spat, Israel bars PA agricultural exports

Israel to halt cement imports into Gaza

In response to rocket fire, Israel halts cement imports into Gaza cuts 500 entry permits for Gaza merchants.

Israel to halt cement imports into Gaza

Bennett stops imports of PA agricultural produce

Imports of PA agricultural products to stop as of Sunday at 6:00 a.m.

Bennett stops imports of PA agricultural produce

Gaza fishing zone to be re-extended

Maritime fishing zone for Gaza to be re-extended to 15 nautical miles, after being reduced last week following rocket attack.

Gaza fishing zone to be re-extended

Message to Gazans: Iran is trying to take over Gaza

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories releases video warning Gazans of Iran's hostile activities.

Message to Gazans: Iran is trying to take over Gaza

Let's have some truth about the situation in Gaza

Let's have some truth about the situation in Gaza

Watch: Hamas summer camps

Coordinator of Government Activities in Territories reveals to international community 'summer camps of Hamas terror organization.'

Watch: Hamas summer camps

The goal: Prevent humanitarian deterioration

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories meets senior international officials, discusses ways to improve Palestinian economy.

The goal: Prevent humanitarian deterioration

Israel stops fuel transfers to Gaza

Israel stops transfer of fuel to Gaza power plant following ongoing firing of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israeli territory.

Israel stops fuel transfers to Gaza