Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hamas terrorists hijack international aid

Over 6000 tons of humanitarian aid transferred to Gaza - Hamas terrorists hijack international aid

(Communicated by COGAT - Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, Ministry of Defense)


The Kerem Shalom, Karni, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings operated on Tuesday enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian goods in to Gaza.


Throughout the day a total of 210 trucks laden with 6489 tons of supplies at the request of various international organizations, donations from Turkey, Egypt and an Israeli Arab organization all made their way to Gaza. 10 trucks of an Egyptian donation of 227 tons of flour entered directly in to Gaza though Kerem Shalom.


COGAT has had numerous reports that Hamas gunmen are hijacking international aid being brought to Gaza. Also, 11 mortars were fired at Israel many of them landing in close vicinity of Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Karni crossings.


In addition, 443,000 liters of heavy duty diesel and 198 tons of domestic gas were transferred to the Gaza Strip via Nahal Oz fuel depot.


Since the beginning of the operation, 48,426 tons of humanitarian supplies have been transferred to Gaza in 1693 trucks. Also, 2,706,351 liters of fuel have been conveyed through Nahal Oz and Kerem Shalom.