What You Probably Don’t Know about Israel and Gaza

June 29, 2011

Despite the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ensures the daily transfer of nearly 6,000 tons of goods and roughly 260 truckloads via Kerem Shalom, an Israel-Gaza land crossing. Lawfully enforcing the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip allows the Israeli Navy to halt rocket and missile attacks into Israel by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip.

August 24, 2011

Each week, approximately 1,248 trucks filed with nearly 34,012 tons of goods and gas enter Gaza via the land crossing. Palestinian officials, responsible for placing orders for the Palestinian population have yet to maximize the crossing’s weekly capacity of 2,000 truckloads.

Source:  Israel Defense Forces

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