Continual humanitarian aid to Gaza despite grad rocket launched at Ashkelon
(Communicated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
Spokesman) 4 February 2009
Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated yesterday
(Tuesday) enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods
in to Gaza. Throughout the day, a total of 218 trucks with 6106 tons of
supplies at the request of UNRWA, the World Food Programme, UNICEF, the
International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF, ANERA and a donations from
Turkey, Jordan and Let the Animals live Israel. Also, goods for the private
sector that included dairy products, fruit, oil, reproductive eggs, rice,
flour, diapers, animal vaccines, hypochloride, and equipment for
reconstruction of the electric network. Also, 446,000 liters of heavy duty
diesel for the Gaza power station and 250 tons of cooking gas were
transferred via the Nahal Oz fuel depot. Karni conveyor operated and
transferred 3812 tons of different types of grain.
Today (Wednesday), approximately 200 trucks are scheduled to ship goods in
to Gaza via Kerem Shalom and Karni. Also, the Nahal Oz fuel depot is
expected to operate for pumping of fuel.
In the ongoing humanitarian effort, since the unilateral cease fire
(18/1/2009), 63,617 tons of aid has been delivered to the Gaza Strip and
4,823,300 liters of fuel for the Gaza power station and UNRWA.