Despite the constant fire into Israel
, the Kerem Shalom crossing remains open during Operation Protective Edge.
flow of goods and fuel into the Gaza Strip continues. In the last three
days a total of 300 trucks loaded with humanitarian supply entered the
Gaza Strip, maintaining an average of 100 trucks per day carrying food
and fuel to Gaza.
There is no shortage of food or fuel in Gaza
and there are no signs of a humanitarian crisis. Medicines and medical
equipment have passed continuously as well through the two crossings.
the entry of larger quantities of food was approved to alleviate the
fears of the Palestinian population, the ban on cement and equipment
that could be used by terrorist organizations remains in effect.The Kerem Shalom crossing continues to operate with high security. The IDF acceded to the request of hundreds of
Palestinians who hold foreign citizenship to leave the Gaza Strip -
including the USA, Sweden, Greece, Serbia and Romania. The Erez Crossing
in northern Gaza also remains open to Palestinians pedestrians for
Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator for Government Activities in the
Territories, noted that terrorist organizations daily attack the
crossing through which Israel allowed trucks carrying supplies to enter
the Gaza Strip.Field hospital for wounded Palestinians from Gaza
The IDF, in cooperation with the Red Crescent,
has opened a field hospital at the Erez Crossing, on the Gaza border, to treat wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip. Copyright: IDF SpokespersonSince the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (8 July) 673 trucks
entered Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing, carrying food, medicines
and medical equipment.
Since the beginning of the operation the following amounts were provided to the Palestinians via the Kerem Shalom crossing:
- 2.8 million liters of diesel for the power station in Gaza Strip
- 1.4 million liters of fuel
- 304,000 liters of gasoline for transportation
- 1084 tons of gas for domestic needs.
Since the beginning of the
operation, there were 1,272 Palestinians entered Israel from Gaza and
1,066 from Israel into Gaza. So far, Israel has coordinated 27 cases of
back-to-back ambulance procedures, mainly from Gaza to Israel (58
Palestinian patients were hospitalized in Israel) and Jordan, but also
vice versa. 247 Jordanian field hospital staff members crossed into Gaza
to replace their colleges. 1000 units of blood from Jordan and the Red
Cross were transferred to Gaza.On
Saturday, 19 July, since the Kerem Shalom Crossing was closed due to
Hamas attacks, five trucks entered Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing,
carrying 100 tons of medicines and medical equipment (antibiotics, first
aid kits etc.).
Medical supplies Gaza enter Gaza, July 19, 2014
Copyright: IDF Spokesperson
evening (20 July) Israel opened a field hospital near the Erez
Crossing in order to tend injured and sick Palestinian civilians.
the beginning of the operation, Israel has carried out 24
infrastructural repairs: 10 electrical repairs; 10 water supply repairs;
2 sewage repairs; 2 communication repairs.
On Friday (18 July),
two high voltage lines supplying electricity from Israel to northern
Gaza Strip were repaired, despite the dangers to which Israeli
Electrical Corporation workers were exposed due to Hamas firing rockets
on this area. The two lines provide a total of 25 Mega-Watt from Israel
to some 40,000 people in the Gaza Strip.
Humanitarian aid to Gaza Copyright: IDF SpokespersonDuring the week of July 6-10, the following goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel via the Kerem Shalom crossing:
3,540 tons of food
960 tons of cooking gas
520,000 liters of gasoline
932,000 liters of diesel fuel for public transport
1,591,000 liters of diesel fuel for electricity plants
1217 people received permission to cross through the Erez Crossing, including 632 humanitarian cases.On Friday, July 11, and Sunday, July 13, the following goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel via the Kerem Shalom crossing:
197 tons of cooking gas
72,000 liters of gasoline
410,000 liters of diesel fuel for public transport495,000 liters of diesel fuel for electricity plantsOver 500 foreign citizens left the Gaza Strip to Israel via the Erez Crossing.
List of goods entering the Gaza Strip on Monday, July
Food - 46 trucks
Animal feed mixture - 26 trucks
Medicine - 1 truck
Gas - 6 trucks (127 tons)
Fuel - 21 trucks (751,000 liters)
Total trucks - 100
On Tuesday (15 July), 102 trucks entered Gaza from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
Food - 55 trucks
Animal feed mixture - 21 trucks
Hygiene products - 2 trucks
Gas - 7 trucks (151 tons)
Fuel - 17 trucks (601,000 liters)
Total trucks - 102
Erez Crossing was open but pedestrian traffic was interrupted by Hamas on the Gazan side.
On Wednesday (16 July), a total of 94 trucks entered Gaza at the Kerem Shalom Crossing
, providing food, medicines, 169 tons of cooking gas and 640,000 liters of fuel.
out of the ten high-power lines that Israel uses to provide electricity
to Gaza were hit yesterday by Hamas rockets. The Israeli Electricity
Corporation (IEC), which provides power to Gaza, will not be able to
repair the two lines due to the immediate threat to the lives of its
technicians when doing repairs in open areas subject to frequent rocket