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Gaza Strip Civilian and Humanitarian Aid Monthly Report-October 2010

Gaza Strip Civilian and Humanitarian Aid Monthly Report-October 2010

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The Israel Defense Forces imports merchandise and humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip on a daily basis. For more information please go to: www.idfspokesperson.com
The Israel Defense Forces imports merchandise and humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip on a daily basis. For more information please go to: www.idfspokesperson.com

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Published by: Israel Defense Forces on Nov 11, 2010
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STATE OF ISRAEL
MINISTRY OF DEFENSECOORDINATOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORIES
 
Foreign Relations Branch, Beit Yachin, Tel Aviv – Tel.: 03-7189110 – Fax: 03-7189174
Humanitarian & Civilian Activities towards the Gaza Strip- Monthly Report
October 2010The following is a report regarding the civilian and humanitarian activitiesby Israeli authorities during the month of October, 2010:
Expanding Civilian Policy towards the Gaza Strip
According to the Cabinet’s decision to expand the civilian policy towards theGaza Strip, Israel has implemented the following measures:The capacity of the Kerem Shalom crossing was increased by 170% sothat 250 truckloads will enter the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom on adaily basis.The list of controlled items to the Gaza Strip was published on July 5
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.The list is located in the Prime Minister's Office website-
Promoting the implementation of International projects -
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14 projects were approved prior to the Cabinet’s decision.
 
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31 projects were approved in the first package.
 
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22 projects were approved in the second package.A joint COGAT - PA team was established in order to promote projectsthat are funded and supervised by the international community.
 
A joint team between COGAT, the Ministry of Defense CrossingAuthority and the PA was established in order to enhance the capacityof the existing operational crossings.
 
 
Foreign Relations Branch, Beit Yachin, Tel Aviv – Tel.: 03-7189110 – Fax: 03-7189174
Movements and Permits
During the month, 2,569 Palestinians exited the Gaza Strip throughErez crossing.Overall 2,794 permits were issued for Palestinians to cross throughErez, including:
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1,456 permits for medical cases- 725 patients and 731 companions,to receive medical treatment in Israel, the West Bank and abroad.
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2 permits were issued for embassy visa interviews.
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23 permits were issued for attendance in conventions andprofessional medical seminars.
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91 permits were issued for traveling abroad.780 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.
Main Points
During the month there was a 21% increase in the volume of truckloads enteringthe Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing and Karni Conveyor.During the month there was a 2% decrease in the volume of Heavy Duty Dieseldelivered to the power plant, and a 14% increase in Cooking Gas delivered into theGaza Strip.During the month, 2,569 Palestinians entered Israel, West Bank and abroad.84% increase in number of businessmen that exit the Gaza Strip during the month.During the month 223 international staff members entered/exited the Gaza Strip.13.5 million dollars were delivered for UNRWA.During the month 59 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip (223diplomats).A meeting between the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territoriesand businessmen from Gaza was held on October 12
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in which the businessmenreported on the improvements in the economy in the Strip since the expansion of the civilian policy.
 
 
Foreign Relations Branch, Beit Yachin, Tel Aviv – Tel.: 03-7189110 – Fax: 03-7189174
Project Implementation Status
The transfer of equipment for approved projects in the Gaza Strip hascontinued by coordination efforts with the international organizations.The implementation of approved projects:
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The Northern Water Treatment Plant - Part B (World Bank) - 44truckloads of cement, iron and other equipment were deliveredduring the month.
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The Water Treatment Plant in Sheikh Aglin (KFW) - 86 truckloads of materials and equipment were delivered this month.
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900 greenhouses (USAID)- 15 truckloads were delivered during themonth.
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Agricultural Family Plots (USAID) - agricultural inputs (7 truckloads)were delivered during the month.
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Rehabilitation of “The Right to Live” society house (USAID)- Onetruckload was transferred.
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“Riad” School in Rafah (UNRWA)- 32 truckloads of aggregates andother materials were transferred.
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Building 8 classrooms in the “Za’arah” School (UNRWA)- Onetruckload of materials was transferred.
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Rehabilitation of medical center in Nutzirat (UNRWA)- 21truckloads of equipment and materials were transferred.
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Building 5 housing units in Um- Nazer (UNRWA)- 7 truckloads weretransferred.
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Building 7 housing units in Han- Yunis (UNRWA)- 9 truckloads weretransferred.

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