US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Parent Article: Help Break the Seige of Gaza - Support the Viva Palestina US Convoy
Hidden with code "Other"
(propaganda)
Except there is no Seige of gaza
09 Jun 2009
Humanitarian Aid continues to pour into Gaza

At the Cabinet meeting of 22 March 2009, the Government of Israel instructed the bodies dealing with the matter, to enable the entry - without restriction - of foodstuffs to the residents of Gaza from all relevant sources, after it has been verified that they are indeed foodstuffs, and this in the framework of the humanitarian efforts. The Government directs that the foregoing be scrupulously implemented.

Note: Gas for domestic use (cooking and heating) is supplied according to Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.

24-30 May 2009 (week of Shavuot holiday)
- 490 truckloads (12,434 tons) of food, medicines, hygiene products, tools and raw materials for essential infrastructures were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2.116 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,375 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 207 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 17-23 May 2009
- 711 truckloads (18,546 tons) of food, medicines and hygiene products were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2.203 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 100,000 liters of transportation fuel for WHO, and 1,360 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 268 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 10-16 May 2009
-675 truckloads (16,930 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.215 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 1,408 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 243 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 3-9 May 2009
-760 truckloads (est. 17,139 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. Two truckloads of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.011 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 750 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
-176 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 26 April - 2 May
- 438 truckloads (10,130 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.206 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 937 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 55 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - 19-25 April 2009
- 746 truckloads (18,185 tons) of food, medicines and other commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 2.217 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station, 330,000 liters of fuel for transportation for UNRWA, and 1,149 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 80 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

16-17 April 2009
-253 truckloads (6429 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 829,000 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 275 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 15 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - Passover: 8-15 April 2009
- During the Passover holiday, 389 truckloads (9946 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt. One truckload of flowers destined for Europe exited via Kerem Shalom.
- 1.394 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 380 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 25 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing.

5-6 April 2009
-278 truckloads (6334 tons) of food and medicines were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 1.415 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 175 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot.
- 28 medical evacuations (patients and their escorts) were facilitated via Erez Crossing.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 29 - April 4, 2009
- 513 truckloads (12,617 tons) of food, medicines and medical supplies and various comodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt (29/3-1/4).
- 2.009 million liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station and 793 tons of gas for domestic use were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot (29/3-2/4).
- 119 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via Erez Crossing (29/3-1/4).

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 22-28, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 17,385 tons of humanitarian aid, food commodities, medical supplies and medication, supplies for the private and public sectors were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom cargo terminal and the Karni conveyor belt.
- 2,172,000 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 1,170 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.

Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 15-22, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 16,436 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing (581 truckloads) and the Karni conveyor belt (135 truckloads).
- 2,178,410 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot. 1,017 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- Kerem Shalom operated on 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor belt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.
- This week 113 Medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via Erez crossing. Hamas continues to reduce and restrict the number of referrals to Israel from the Gaza Strip of the chronically ill.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 8-15, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 18,631 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing (606 truckloads) and the Karni conveyor belt (187 truckloads). Among the goods transfered: various food products, medical supplies and medicines, clothing, animal feed, and three ambulances.
- Kerem Shalom operated 6 scheduled days, Karni conveyor buelt operated 3 scheduled days and Nahal Oz operated 5 scheduled days. Erez crossing operated 6 scheduled days and facilitated medical movements beyond regular operating hours.
- 95,000 carnations were exported this week from Gaza to the European market at the request of the Dutch government. A truckload of empty medical canisters entered from Gaza to be filled with medical gases in Israel at the request of the Palestinian health authorities.
- 2,249,000 liters of heavy duty diesel, for the Gaza power station were delivered via Nahal Oz fuel depot as well as 300,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA and UN projects. 582 tons of gas for domestic uses was transferred to the Gaza Strip. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- This week 103 medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via the Erez crossing, as well as 127 humanitarian cases.


Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings - March 1-7, 2009
- Throughout the week a total of 17,402 tons of aid were transferred to the Gaza Strip. The Karni conveyor belt facilitated shipping of 5,774 tons of grain.
- This week, 41% of the goods transferred were at the request of the international community, with a total of 305 trucks of international aid and donations, including basic food commodities, school kits, paper, wheelchairs and other essential items. UNRWA continues to be the largest supplier of aid to the Gaza strip and shipped this week 145 truckloads of goods.
- Since Monday (2 March 2009), COGAT has implemented at the request of the Dutch government a mechanism to enable the export of carnations from Gaza to the European market via Kerem Shalom. This week 135,000 carnations were shipped.
- 11 trucks from Jordan with supplies required for the Jordanian military field hospital arrived this week via Allenby Bridge and accessed Gaza via the Erez Crossing (4 March 2009).
- The Nahal Oz fuel depot operated from Sunday-Thursday shipping 2,178,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 416 tons of domestic gas. Also, 40,000 liters of diesel were transferred to Gaza at the request of UNRWA for operational needs. The ongoing supply of gas for domestic use is reliant on Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel.
- This week 88 medical evacuations from Gaza to Israel took place (including escorts), via the Erez crossing.