Israeli Aid to Gaza – in cooperation with international organizations
Source: IGPO, edited by EM; December 28, 2008*
A delegation from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs met today with representatives from UNSCO, UNRWA, the Red Cross and WHO for the purpose of estimating the humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip and ensuring the entry of the required aid, especially food and medical equipment. Israeli officials assured these international organizations that every effort would be made to transfer the necessary humanitarian aid.
In response to the request of these organizations, Israel opened the Kerem Shalom Crossing today, for the delivery of truckloads of food and medical equipment, donated by UNRWA, WHO and the Red Cross. Israel is working also in coordination with COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories) to transfer needed aid to the Gaza Strip.