woensdag 17 februari 2010

Israelische bevoorrading van Gaza in 2009

In de pers valt alleen maar te lezen dat Gaza al jaren afgesloten is en geen toevoer van goederen plaats vindt.
Opvallend is bij reportages uit Gaza dat mensen er goed doorvoed en goed gekleed bijlopen.
Ook is er gewoon verkeer op de straten te zien en is er kennelijk brandstof voor auto`s.
Koffiehuizen worden gewoon bezocht en er zijn foto`s van goed gevulde marktkramen.
The Israel Project verspreidde onlangs een lijst met goederen die Gaza via Israel binnen zijn gebracht met daarbij de bronnen die zij voor deze lijst gebruikten.
Bestudering van de lijst laat zien dat naast goederenverkeer ook menselijk verkeer mogelijk was.
10346 gazanen mochten Israel in voor medische behandeling in 2009.
18500 reistoestemmingen werden afgegeven.
Naast deze officiele kanalen vond er via de tunnels een veelvoud van verkeer van goederen, mensen en vooral wapens, legervoertuigen en raketten plaats.
 
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Israel Continues to Provide Aid to Gaza  

By the Numbers: Breakdown of Israel’s Facilitation of Aid to Gaza

Israel continues to deliver aid and supplies through its border crossings for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. On Jan. 25, Israel sent 68 truckloads of humanitarian aid through the goods crossings from Israel into Gaza.[1] From Jan. 19, 2009 – Jan. 16, 2010, 724,925 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to Gaza.[2] That represents a 900 percent increase in humanitarian aid delivered there compared to 2008.[3]

In addition, on Jan. 23, Israeli authorities authorized the transfer of $6.7 million (25 million shekels) to Gaza residents entitled to social security and pension payments from Israel for their work inside Israel in previous years.[4]

By the Numbers: Breakdown of Israel’s Facilitation of Aid to Gaza
         900: Percent increase in humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza in 2009, compared to 2008.[5] 
         • 724,925: Tons of humanitarian aid delivered to the Gaza Strip, Jan. 19, 2009 – Jan. 16, 2010.
            [6] 
         29 million gallons (110 million liters): Heavy-duty diesel fuel for the Gaza power station 
           
delivered to the Gaza Strip since Jan. 19, 2009.[7] 
         • 10,346: Gaza residents who entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons, Jan.19 – 
            Nov. 7, 2009.[8] 
         11,508 tons: Monthly average of humanitarian aid entering Gaza from February – June 2008, a 
            period of intense rocket fire prior to Israel’s defensive operation in Gaza.[9] 
         34,253 tons: Monthly average of humanitarian aid entering Gaza during period of calm July - 
            December 2008 just before Israel’s defensive operation in Gaza.[10] 
         18,500: Permits Israel issued to Gaza residents to enter Israel or travel overseas in 2009.[11] 
         3,500: Blankets provided by the United Nations for Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast 
            Lead; the blankets which were subsequently stolen by Hamas.[12] 
         400: Food deliveries provided by the UN for Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Lead; 
            the food was then stolen by Hamas.[13] 
         1.3 million: Carnations exported from Gaza via Israel to the EU as of Jan. 17, 2010.[14] 
         41: Tons of strawberries exported from Gaza via Israel to the EU as of Jan. 17, 2010.[15] 
         28,400: Flowers from Gaza exported to Europe on Dec. 10, 2009.[16] 
         $6.7 million (25 million shekels): Money authorized for transfer on Jan. 24, 2010 to Gaza 
            residents entitled to social security and pension payments from Israel.[17] 


Footnotes 

[1] “Humanitarian aid scheduled to cross into the Gaza Strip,” IDF Spokesperson’s Office, Jan. 25, 2010, http://dover.idf.il/IDF/English/updates/10/01/2501.htm

[2] COGAT - Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, Ministry of Defense, “Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 16, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Hamas+war+against+Israel/Increased_humanitarian_aid_Gaza_after_IDF_operation_
Jan_2009.htm

[3] Ibid.

[4] Eldar, Akiva, “Barak approves social security payments to Gaza residents,” Haaretz, Jan. 24, 2010, http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1144657.html

[5] “Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 16, 2009, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2009/Increased_humanitarian_aid_Gaza_after_IDF_
operation_Jan_2009.htm
  

[6] Ibid.  

[7] Ibid.  

[8] “Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dec. 4, 2009, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2009/Increased_humanitarian_aid_Gaza_after_IDF_
operation_Jan_2009.htm

[9] Ibid.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Ibid.

[12] “Hamas police 'seize aid for Gaza',” BBC, Feb. 4, 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7869704.stm

[13] “Hamas police 'seize aid for Gaza',” BBC, Feb. 4, 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7869704.stm

[14] “Two crossings open; Gaza strawberries en route to France,” Ma’an, Jan. 18, 2010, http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=254920

[15] “Two crossings open; Gaza strawberries en route to France,” Ma’an, Jan. 18, 2010, http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=254920

[16] "Israel allows flower shipments from Gaza to Europe," Xinhua, Dec. 10, 2009, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/10/content_12625757.htm

[17] Eldar, Akiva, “Barak approves social security payments to Gaza residents,” Haaretz, Jan. 24, 2010, http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1144657.html

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