Humanitarian assistance to Gaza since escalation of terror in February 2008

(March 23, 2008)


Ministry of Defense
Unit of Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT)

March 23, 2008

Approximately 74 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings:

  • 24 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: reproduction eggs, frozen vegetables, dairy products, fish, meat, beans, halvah, toilet paper, and diapers.
  • 50 trucks through the Sufa Crossing containing: coffee, rice, flour, salt, sugar, peas, fruit, and oil.

March 20, 2008

Approximately 112 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom and Karni Crossings:

  • 45 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing toilet paper, medical supplies, electronic supplies, oil, meat, frozen vegetables, flour, and fruit.
  • 67 trucks through Karni Crossing containing wheat and corn.

March 19, 2008

Approximately 39 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: diapers, toilet paper, medical supplies, oil, pasta, fixh, meat, frozen vegetables, rice and tea.

March 18, 2008

A total of 3,401 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • 79 trucks through the Karni Crossing conveyer containing: wheat, corn and animal feed.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 34 trucks were unloaded.
  • In addition, 635,000 liters (14 tankers) of fuel and 242 tons of heating gas (12 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 17, 2008

Approximately 147 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings:

  • 55 trucks through the Sufa Crossing containing: meat, fruit, sugar, diapers, flour, peas, oil, carrot, coffee, fish, rice, garlic.
  • 64 trucks through the Karni Crossing containing: wheat, grains, sesame, corn, barley.
  • 8 trucks through the Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: diapers, toilet paper, tea, soup, medication, blankets and 20 trucks of food donated by Egypt.

March 16, 2008

Approximately 65 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings:

  • 11 trucks through the Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: toilet paper and diapers.
  • 54 trucks through the Sufa Crossing containing: sugar, flour, salt, fruit, powdered milk, hatching eggs, cocoa, ketchup, mayonnaise, & food preservatives.
  • In addition, 679,000 liters (15 tankers) of fuels and 334 tons of heating gas (12 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 14, 2008

  • 20 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies with a total weight of 301 tons were transferred into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: vitamins, diapers, toilet paper, fruit, oil, frozen meat, tea, coffee, powdered milk, hatching eggs, corn, pasta, carrots and tahini.

March 13, 2008

Approximately 152 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom, Sufa and Karni Crossings:

  • 59 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: meat, fruit, sugar, bananas, flour, coffee, garlic, oil, pasta, carrots.
  • 73 trucks through the Karni Crossing conveyer containing: wheat, grains, barley. 
  • 20 trucks through the Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: diapers, pasta, tea, oil, toilet paper, fish, medicine, meat preservatives.

March 12, 2008

A total of 1,567 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 54 trucks were unloaded.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 22 trucks were unloaded.
  • In addition, 640,000 liters (14 tankers) of fuel and 248 tons of heating gas (14 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 11, 2008

A total of 3,877 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 72 trucks were unloaded.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 21 trucks were unloaded.
  • Karni Crossing conveyer - 61 trucks were unloaded (2,800 tons of wheat, legumes, corn and animal feed)
  • In addition, 695,000 liters (15 tankers) of fuel and 320 tons of heating gas (12 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 10, 2008

A total of 3,810 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 59 trucks were unloaded.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 5 trucks were unloaded.
  • Karni Crossing conveyer - 81 trucks were unloaded (2,800 tons of wheat, legumes, sesame seeds, corn and animal feed)
  • In addition, 695,000 liters (15 tankers) of fuel and 320 tons of heating gas (12 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 9, 2008

A total of 1,248 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 55 trucks were unloaded.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 23 trucks were unloaded.
  • In addition, 681,000 liters (15 tankers) of fuel and 272 tons of heating gas (13 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 7, 2008

A total of 906 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 30 trucks were unloaded.
  • Kerem Shalom Crossing - 8 trucks were unloaded.
  • In addition, 225 tons of heating gas (10 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 6, 2008

About 160 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies are being transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom, Karni and Sufa Crossings.

  • 63 trucks passed through Sufa Crossing containing: flour, fruit, sugar, cooking oil, frozen meat and fish.
  • 19 trucks (donated by Egypt) passed through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: rice, sugar, oil and dairy products.
  • Approximately 80 trucks passed through the Karni Crossing containing grain.

March 5, 2008

About 70 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings:

  • 63 trucks passed through the Sufa Crossing containing: fruit, sugar, humus, flour, coffee, baby formula and oxygen masks.
  • 6 trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing containing: oil, flour, beans and tomato sauce. 
  • In addition, 25 Palestinians entered Israel for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

March 4, 2008

About 160 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the Karni and Sufa crossings, as well as the reopened Kerem Shalom crossing.

Sufa Crossing:

  • 12 trucks of medicines and medical supplies (including one UNRWA truck)
  • 9 trucks of meat, fish and frozen vegetables
  • 8 trucks of fruit
  • 7 trucks of flour, oil and sugar
  • 5 trucks of dairy products
  • 18 trucks of flour, oil and humus donated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Kerem Shalom Crossing:

  • 8 trucks of sugar
  • 2 trucks of rice
  • 4 trucks of oil
  • 4 trucks of rice and oil
  • 4 trucks of rice and sugar

Karni Crossing:

  • 80 trucks of grain

March 3, 2008

A total of 4,073 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 60 trucks were unloaded.
  • Karni Crossing conveyer - 76 trucks were unloaded (2,700 tons of wheat and animal feed)
  • In addition, 1,014 liters (21 tankers) of fuels and  300 tons of heating gas (7 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

March 2, 2008

A total of 1,152 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 55 trucks were unloaded.
  • In addition, 918,000 liters (19 tankers) of fuel and 169 tons of heating gas (7 tankers) were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

Feb 29, 2008

  • 400,000 liters (18 tankers) of fuels were transported through the Nahal Oz Crossing.

Feb 27, 2008

A total of 3,924 tons of humanitarian aid and supplies were transported.

  • Sufa Crossing - 60 trucks were unloaded.
  • Karni Crossing conveyer - 73 trucks were unloaded (2,600 tons of wheat and animal feed)

Since the Hamas takeover of Gaza (mid-June 2007), a total of 13,144 patients have crossed from Gaza into Israel for treatment.


Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs