Since the beginning of operation “Cast Lead”, over 391 truckloads of aid carrying more than 6500 tons of aid (food, medicine, medical supplies) transferred into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
The Erez Crossing has been opened in limited capacity to allow patients in need of emergency care to cross through. This includes 12 emergency cases, which include two children, and they are now being treated in Israeli Hospitals.
At the request of their respective governments, Israel opened the Erez border crossing to allow 226 foreign and dual citizens to leave the Strip.
During the ceasefire, (June 16 – Dec 19, 2008) approximately 17,000 truckloads of aid were delivered, nearly double the 9,000 truckloads that Gaza had received in the five months prior. In addition to food, gas, and medicine, these truckloads carried in construction and industrial supplies.
Compared to 2007, 2008 saw a 20% increase in the number of patients receiving hospital care in Israel and abroad.
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