IDF: 60% increase in aid transferred to Gaza

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 14, 2010 15:26

Aid transferred from Israel into the Gaza Strip increased by 60 percent in June, according to a statement released by the IDF on Wednesday.

Over 3000 trucks  crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip by way of the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings in June.  Approximately 2,500 Palestinians have entered Israel through the Erez crossing, which is a 25% increase from previous months.

The IDF spokesman added that Israel continues supplying the Gaza Strip with heating gas, cooking gas, and fuel. In total, the amount of trucks from Israel which entered the Gaza Strip has increased by 12%.

The equipment that was unloaded from the Turkish flotilla will soon be transported into the Gaza Strip by the United Nations, after having undergone security checks by Israeli security forces.  This comes after Hamas denied entrance and prevented the equipment from entering the Gaza Strip until now.


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