STATE OF ISRAEL

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE COORDINATOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORIES

Humanitarian Aid & Development Assistance for the Gaza Strip
Monthly Report – July 2010 The Israeli Government, together with the IDF, coordinates the delivery of a variety of Humanitarian Aid and Development Assistance to the civilian population of the Gaza Strip. This report details measures taken during the month of July 2010, as well as transfers of goods and services to the Strip.

Expanding the civilian policy towards the Gaza Strip
In June 2010, Israel's Security Cabinet established a new policy, designed to better facilitate flows of essential humanitarian aid, together with development assistance. This policy found ways to improve the lives of Gaza's civilians, whilst continuing to address Israel's concerns for its own population's safety and security. The following measures have thus been implemented throughout July: The capacity of the Kerem Shalom crossing was increased by 60% so that 150 truckloads could enter the Gaza Strip on a daily basis via the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Since August 1st, the capacity has further grown to 250 truckloads a day. The list of controlled items to the Gaza Strip was published on July 5th, and can be found at the website of the Prime Minister's Office
www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/Communication/Spokesman/2010/07/spokegaza050710.htm.

International Projects: The first group of projects was approved:
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Progress continued on 14 existing projects (9 of which are already at the implementation stage). Approval was granted for 31 new projects, including 17 by USAid.

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A Joint COGAT - PA team was established in order to promote projects that are funded and supervised by the international community. A joint team between COGAT, the MOD Crossing Authority and the PA was established in order to enhance the capacity of the existing operational crossings.

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Main Points
In July, there was an increase of 19% in the volume of truckloads entering Gaza. Overall, 3,665 truckloads entered via the Kerem Shalom Crossing and the Karni Conveyor. 4,140,046 liters of Heavy Duty Diesel, 3,230 tons of Cooking Gas, 76,438 liters of Gasoline and 345,646 of Diesel Fuel were transferred into Gaza. The 73 truckloads of equipment from the Libyan flotilla entered Gaza. Similarly, the transfer of equipment and items from the Turkish flotilla continued (88 truckloads). During the month, 2,338 Palestinians entered Israel, West Bank and abroad, including 161 Palestinian businessmen. During the month 924 international staff members entered\exited the Gaza Strip. A sum of 100 million NIS was delivered for the salaries of the PA’s employees in Gaza, in addition to the exchange of 31.5 million NIS in worn bills (to be replaced with new bills). Gaza received some 62 diplomatic delegations from the International Community, including the visit of Baroness Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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Ongoing Implementation of International Projects
The transfer of equipment for approved projects in the Gaza strip has continued: o Renovation & Repairs to the Al-Quds Hospital (AFD France) - One truckload of ceramics, pipes and other materials was delivered during the month. o Housing Construction in Khan-Younis (UNRWA) - 3,950 tons of Aggregates (98 truckloads) were delivered during the month, for the construction of 151 housing units. o Greenhouse Infrastructure (USAid) – Progress on the 900 Greenhouses project continued, with 18 greenhouses (6 truckloads) delivered in July. o Agricultural Plots for Families (USAid) – 4 truckloads of agricultural inputs were delivered during July.

Humanitarian Infrastructure
During July, Israel continued to supply the electricity and water needs for Gaza. In accordance with the Palestinian Authority's request, supply of Diesel for Gaza's Power Plant was increased by 19.6%, to a total of 4,140,046 liters for the month of July. 3,230 tons of Cooking Gas was transferred for use by Gaza's population. In response to transportation needs, 76,438 liters of Gasoline and 345,646 liters of Diesel Fuel were transferred. In consultation with the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), 2 truckloads of water-related equipment were delivered. During the month 14 truckloads of equipment and spare parts were delivered for use by the Palestinian Energy Authority.

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Movements and Permits for Travel
During the month, 2,338 Palestinians left the Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing. A total of 2,457 permits were issued for Palestinians to cross through Erez: o Medical Care: 1,509 permits were issued for medical cases-764 patients and 745 companions, to receive medical treatment in Israel, the West Bank and abroad. o Embassy Visa Interviews: 8 permits were issued for interview attendance. o Continuing Medical Education: 3 permits were issued for attendance at medical seminars. o International Travel: 178 permits were issued for travel abroad. Commerce: 161 businessmen (BMC holders) exited the Gaza Strip in July.

The International Community in Gaza
International Organization Staff: A total of 924 movements by international personnel were recorded through Erez in July. Foreign Delegations: A total of 62 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip during the month, as well as 4 visits by international organizations to the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing. During the month 45 donation requests were approved to the Gaza Strip. 360 truckloads were delivered to the Gaza Strip by the International Community. US$ 13.5 million for UNRWA workers' salaries was delivered to the Gaza Strip. In coordination with the Jordanian Field Hospital, replacement of staff and the delivery of new supplies were facilitated.

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Monetary Transfers
US$ 13.5 million for UNRWA’s salaries was delivered into the Gaza Strip. NIS 100 million for Palestinian Authority salaries was delivered to the Gaza Strip. NIS 31.5 million in worn-out currency was replaced by the Bank of Israel.

Importation of Goods
During the moth 3,665 truckloads entered the Gaza Strip, including:
Clothing & Shoes 108 truckloads Electric Products 17 truckloads Food 1,848 truckloads House wares 98 truckloads

Aluminum, Glass and Wood Profiles 105 truckloads

Inputs to Agriculture 167 truckloads

Merchandise Traffic to the Gaza Strip

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Commodities Transfers via the Crossings to the Gaza Strip
Period 4-10/07/2010 11-17/07/2010 18-24/07/2010 25-31/07/2010 Total truckloads Weight (tons) Kerem Shalom 651 715 787 673 2,826 50,631 Karni Conveyor 217 213 208 201 839 32,070 Total 868 928 995 874 3,665 82,701

Fuel Transfers for the Month of July
Merchandise/Period Heavy-Duty Diesel for the power station (liters) Transportation Diesel for UNRWA (liters) Gasoline for UNRWA (tons) Cooking Gas (tons) 18/06/10 1,446,852 1,136 915/06/10 1,450,356 250,646 76,438 948 1622/06/10 827,251 761 2330/06/10 984,193 95,000 733 Total 4,140,046 345,646 76,438 3,230

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Stock Transfer by Category
Merchandise Milk Powder and Baby Formula Rice Wheat Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) Meat / Chicken / Fish Products Dairy Products Sugar Legumes Flour Food Products Cooking Oil Salt Spices Corn Barely Soya Beans Chick Pea Mixed Grain Sorghum Bran Mixed\Additional Food Products Generators House wares Kitchenware Clothing & Footwear Essential Humanitarian Products Glass, Wood Profiles and Aluminum Profiles Hygiene Products Animal Feed Input to Agriculture Aggregates for the Palestinian side of Kerem Shalom Medicine and Medical Equipment Mixed Products Total Truckloads Total Weight
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Truckloads 30 38 295 241 267 138 77 16 119 62 10 1 53 85 5 8 260 6 1 396 11 98 2 108 621 105 93 3 167 119 52 74 3,665 82,701

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