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STATE OF ISRAEL

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
COORDINATOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORIES

Humanitarian & Civilian Activities towards the Gaza Strip


- Monthly Report
October 2010
The following is a report regarding the civilian and humanitarian activities
by 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 the
Gaza Strip, Israel has implemented the following measures:
The capacity of the Kerem Shalom crossing was increased by 170% so
that 250 truckloads will enter the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom on a
daily basis.
The list of controlled items to the Gaza Strip was published on July 5th.
The list is located in the Prime Minister's Office website-
www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/Communication/Spokesman/2010/07/spokegaza050710.htm.

Promoting the implementation of International projects -


o 14 projects were approved prior to the Cabinet’s decision.
o 31 projects were approved in the first package.
o 22 projects were approved in the second package.
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 Ministry of Defense Crossing
Authority and the PA was established in order to enhance the capacity
of the existing operational crossings.

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Main Points
During the month there was a 21% increase in the volume of truckloads entering
the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing and Karni Conveyor.
During the month there was a 2% decrease in the volume of Heavy Duty Diesel
delivered to the power plant, and a 14% increase in Cooking Gas delivered into the
Gaza 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 (223
diplomats).
A meeting between the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
and businessmen from Gaza was held on October 12th in which the businessmen
reported on the improvements in the economy in the Strip since the expansion of
the civilian policy.

Movements and Permits


During the month, 2,569 Palestinians exited the Gaza Strip through
Erez crossing.
Overall 2,794 permits were issued for Palestinians to cross through
Erez, including:
o 1,456 permits for medical cases- 725 patients and 731 companions,
to receive medical treatment in Israel, the West Bank and abroad.
o 2 permits were issued for embassy visa interviews.
o 23 permits were issued for attendance in conventions and
professional medical seminars.
o 91 permits were issued for traveling abroad.
780 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.

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Project Implementation Status
The transfer of equipment for approved projects in the Gaza Strip has
continued by coordination efforts with the international organizations.
The implementation of approved projects:
o The Northern Water Treatment Plant - Part B (World Bank) - 44
truckloads of cement, iron and other equipment were delivered
during the month.
o The Water Treatment Plant in Sheikh Aglin (KFW) - 86 truckloads of
materials and equipment were delivered this month.
o 900 greenhouses (USAID)- 15 truckloads were delivered during the
month.
o Agricultural Family Plots (USAID) - agricultural inputs (7 truckloads)
were delivered during the month.
o Rehabilitation of “The Right to Live” society house (USAID)- One
truckload was transferred.
o “Riad” School in Rafah (UNRWA)- 32 truckloads of aggregates and
other materials were transferred.
o Building 8 classrooms in the “Za’arah” School (UNRWA)- One
truckload of materials was transferred.
o Rehabilitation of medical center in Nutzirat (UNRWA)- 21
truckloads of equipment and materials were transferred.
o Building 5 housing units in Um- Nazer (UNRWA)- 7 truckloads were
transferred.
o Building 7 housing units in Han- Yunis (UNRWA)- 9 truckloads were
transferred.

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The Activity of the International Community
15 Palestinians with scholarships exited the Gaza Strip for academic
studies abroad.
90 Palestinian international organization employees exited the Gaza
Strip.
59 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip during the month.
During this month 11 donation requests were approved.
During the month 208 truckloads were transferred according to the
request of international organizations (including 150 computers for
educational project of the USAID).

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Humanitarian Infrastructure
During the month the supply of electricity and water from Israel was
maintained.
The transfer of fuel continued throughout the month, according to the
PA’s requests:
o 7,961,535 liters of Heavy Duty Diesel for the power plant were
transferred.
o 3,306 tons of Cooking Gas were transferred into the Gaza Strip.
o 78,499 liters of Gasoline were transferred.
o 370,005 liters of Diesel for transportation were transferred.
Maintenance equipment were transferred for infrastructure networks
according to the PA’s requests:
o One truckload of equipment for the Palestinian Power Plant was
delivered.
o 12 truckloads of equipment were delivered by request of the
Palestinian Energy Authority.
o 3 truckloads of equipment by request of the Water Authority were
delivered.
During September, 6 truckloads of equipment were delivered for the
"G'awal" communication company and 6 truckloads of equipment for
the "Paltal" communication company were transferred.

Money Transfer
13.5 million dollars for UNRWA’s salaries were delivered into the Gaza
Strip.

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Crossing Activity
During the month 4,356 truckloads entered the Gaza Strip, including:

Clothing Electric Food House Construction Vehicles Inputs to


& Foot Products wear Materials Agriculture
ware

118 246 1,715 79 143 160 138


Vehicles

Merchandise Traffic to the Gaza Strip

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Commodities Transfer through the Crossings into the Gaza
Strip

Kerem Shalom Karni conveyor Total


Total truckloads 3,748 608 4,356
Weight (tons) 69,601 23,886 93,487

Fuel Transfers for the Month of September


10- 14-
Merchandise/Period 1-7/10/10 17-23/10/10 Total
16/10/10 31/10/10
Gasoline 49,000 29,499 - - 78,499
Heavy Duty Diesel
- 270,005 - 100,000 370,005
(UNRWA)
Heavy-Duty Diesel for
2,193,559 1,710,573 1,876,878 2,180525 7,961,535
the power station (liters)
Cooking Gas (tons) 853 800 825 828 3,306

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Stock Transfer by Category
Merchandise Truckloads
Milk Powder and Baby Formula 19
Rice 16
Wheat 182
Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) 377
Meat/Chicken/Fish Products 194
Dairy Products 151
Food
Sugar 38
Products
Legumes 31
Flour 46
Cooking Oil 55
Salt 29
Mixed Grain 4
Mixed/Additional Food Products 573
Animal Food 427
Iron 14
Generators 16
House wares 79
Electric Products 246
Clothing & Footwear 118
Installation and Ceramics 303
Essential Humanitarian Products 694
Glass, Wood Profiles and Aluminum Profiles 143
Aggregates 157
Hygiene Products 143
Cement 26
Inputs to Agriculture 138
Medicine and Medical Equipment 47
Mixed Products 90
Total Truckloads 4,356
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Total Weight 93,487

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