Gaza Humanitarian Aid

The following is presented as a “public service announcement”, to emphasize the fact that although Israel has a blockade of Gaza in place, they most definitely are not “starving” the population of Gaza.  There are many truckloads of humanitarian aid getting through daily.

The Week’s Assistance to Gaza: April 27, 2010
by Hana Levi Julian

(Copied from Arutz Sheva, http://www.IsraelNationalNews.com)

An official ban on commercial trade with Israel has not stopped the Palestinian Authority from allowing Gaza to accept weekly deliveries of thousands of tons of humanitarian aid.

Last week, from April 18 to April 24, a total of 439 truckloads bearing 10,983 tons of various food items and other essential products made their way from Israel through the various Gaza crossings, according to the IDF Coordinator of Governmental Activities in the Territories (CoGAT).

Among the food items were 57 truckloads of fruits and vegetables, 42 truckloads of wheat, 24 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish products, 35 truckloads of dairy products and 13 truckloads of sugar.

Dry goods included 31 truckloads of hygiene products and 18 truckloads of clothing and shoes.

At the Karni Crossing, 104 truckloads of animal feed were transferred through the massive conveyer terminal.

At the Nahal Crossing fuel terminal, 1.046 million liters of diesel fuel were pumped into Gaza for the power station, and 99,500 liters of diesel fuel were transferred for regular transportation purposes. In addition, 19,980 liters of gasoline and 502 tons of cooking gas were pumped through the terminal.

Traffic was steady at the Erez Crossing as well, where 228 PA Arab residents of Gaza – medical patients and their escorts – crossed into Israel to travel to various destinations for treatment, including to areas in Judea and Samaria. An additional 50 Gazans entered Israel for various other reasons as well.

Also crossing through the Erez terminal were 149 staff members of international non-governmental aid organizations who entered Gaza, and 146 staff members who crossed from Gaza into Israel.

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2 thoughts on “Gaza Humanitarian Aid

  1. Recently pictures of high priced stores, restaurants and housing in Gaza were passed around on the Internet. We usually only see the ruins caused by Israel after years of daily rocket attacks.
    For those that feel sorry for the Gazans, I suggest they go there, protest the policies that prevent any hopes of peace with their neighbor, Israel.I am sure they will enjoy the beaches and the friendly people. They will not be bothered by any Jews and very few Christians. From there they can visit Jordan, which doe not allow any Jews to live, work or own a business. After that they can visit almost any Arab nations and avoid Jews, as none live freely in any Arab land today, with a few exeptions. If Judenrein is acceptable to some, there are over 20 nations they can visit.I think most Americans would enjoy the freedom, culture and fun to be found in Israel by all peoples, including all religons and colors.You can even join protests against almost anything freely.
    I have traveled in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and a few others. It was not comfortable but that was back in 1971. Maybe it has changed after all these years. I doubt it but those seeking adventure might enjoy it.

  2. How many nations feed and give aid to those determined to kill them? If they need aid, let their friends give it to them. How long could they survive if they depended upon their friends?

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