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1 COGATCivil Coordination Department COGAT Humanitarian Effort in the Gaza Strip 27/12/ /1/09 STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Defense Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories

2 COGATCivil Coordination Department EREZ Passengers (pedestrians & vehicular traffic) Nahal Oz Fuel depot Karni conveyor belt conveyor belt Kerem Shalom Humanitarian goods The Green line: 57.3 km The Gaza Strip 43.6 km Border with Egypt:12.5 km G.S. Population- app. 1.4 m residents. The Passages of the Gaza Strip

3 COGATCivil Coordination Department Unilateral Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Following the security cabinets decision on Saturday evening (Jan.17) to accept the Egyptian proposal and the announcement that Israel would hold its fire, measures were taken by the IDF in order to implement this decision. At 2 A.M (18.1) – Israel holds its fire. Hamas is responsible for the stability of the ceasefire. Israel will continue to assist and coordinate the international communities effort of bringing humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza.

4 COGATCivil Coordination Department Coordination and Liaison: COGAT is also in contact with the P.A (Abu Mazen/Fayad), the Civil Affairs committee in Gaza and the Palestinian private sector, in order to asses the humanitarian needs and requirements as well as coordinating the entry of humanitarian products and merchandise into Gaza. Both the ICRC and UNRWA met with the Gaza division commander in order to improve the coordination. A joint humanitarian coordination center was established on the 6 th of January, working in collaboration and consolidation with the international community in order to facilitate the international community work in the Gaza Strip. Operation in the Gaza Strip

5 COGATCivil Coordination Department Coordination and Liaison: Open contacts and a 24 hour "hot line" with the International Organizations (UNRWA, ICRC, WHO, WFP, etc.) was established in order to evaluate and coordinate the humanitarian needs and requirements, throughout the operation. 120 COGAT officers were present at the IDF operational levels in order to ensure the continuation of the humanitarian effort conducted by Israel. Operation in the Gaza Strip The Gaza CLA International Organizations cell and the Health cell, helped to coordinate the evacuation of 82 injured people, 22 bodies and 185 people from combat areas to safe areas. It also helped in coordinating the evacuation of 37 people for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals

6 COGATCivil Coordination Department Coordination and Liaison by field liaison officers: Operation in the Gaza Strip Coordinations through the Netzarim Crossing TrucksAmbulances Evacuations from combat areas Bodies Injured Transfer of People Passage of a truck through the Netzarim Crossing Point

7 COGATCivil Coordination Department Coordination and Liaison: Unique examples of operations conducted by the Gaza CLA unit Evacuation of a 9 year old child for medical treatment in Israel from the combat area. Evacuation of 5 handicap Palestinians from the fighting in Izbat Aba to Jabalia. Coordination of food assistance to an isolated family in north of Gaza. Coordination of the evacuation of 2 pregnant women from the area were the fighting was taken place. Coordination of evacuation of the family of the Palestinian Doctor Azadin Abu Al-Ish for medical treatment in Israel. Operation in the Gaza Strip

8 COGATCivil Coordination Department Passages:Erez In total, 449 foreigners and dual nationalities (Russia, the United States European Union, former USSR states, Turkey and etc), were evacuated from Gaza trough Erez crossing. 68 Medical Cases (patients and accompanying individuals) crossed into Israel during the operation. During the military operation, the movement of 14 medical staff members and 23 international organizations personal was coordinated trough Erez. COGAT is preparing to open Erez crossing for the transfer of humanitarian supplies in accordance to the security situation. Kerem Shalom: Since the beginning of the operation, Kerem Shalom Passage was open for the transfer of humanitarian products and merchandise to the Gaza Strip. Nahal Oz: The crossing was open six times since the 28 th of December for the transfer of fuel products. Operation in the Gaza Strip

9 COGATCivil Coordination Department Accesses and movement during the humanitarian recess in the operation : Since the 7/1/09, the IDF implemented a humanitarian recess for 3-4 hours on a daily bases. The following activates took place during the recess: 1.The organizations distributed humanitarian equipment and food in distribution centers for the population. 2. Funerals were conducted. 3.Medical movement were coordinated. 4.Coordination of movements of Int. Organizations. Operation in the Gaza Strip

10 COGATCivil Coordination Department Evacuation of Dual Nationals through Erez

11 COGATCivil Coordination Department Supply of humanitarian aid through Kerem Shalom

12 COGATCivil Coordination Department Humanitarian products movement into the Gaza strip – Intl. Aid & Private Sector : Kerem ShalomTruckloadTones Flour52514,208 Rice501,283 Sugar772,356 Oil561,305 Dairy products641,117 Legumes15477 Animals feed1193,495 Medical Equipment & Medications1111,038 Blankets24160 Other3647,824 Total1,40533,263 Operation in the Gaza Strip Priority is given to humanitarian supply in accordance to the needs raised by the Int. community and the Palestinian civil affairs committee. A total of 1,503 truckload, 706 truckloads and donations (total of 37,159 tons) of supplies were delivered to the Gaza Strip between December 28 TH 2008, 18 January 2009 KarniTruckloadTones Animal feed411,638 Corn4162 Soya137 Wheat501,975 Barley284 Total983,896

13 COGATCivil Coordination Department Supply of humanitarian aid through Kerem Shalom

14 COGATCivil Coordination Department Tons Number of Truckloads Goods Organization/ Country 32748Medical equipment & medication, 5 ambulances and car equipment ICRC 5,606310Food, Medical equipment & medication, candles, generators UNRWA 3,611127FoodWFP 30025Medical equipment & medicationWHO 1669Water, Medical equipment & medicationUNICEF 21Medical equipmentMSF 61Medical equipmentMDM 2,538 (3,124 blood units) 116Food, blankets, Medical equipment & medication and blood units Kingdom of Jordan 262Medical equipment, food, blood unitsGreece 171Medical equipmentItaly 1,18343FoodEgypt 27316Medical equipment & medication, 5 ambulances, foodTurkey 587 Food, blankets, Medical equipment & medication Other organizations 14, total 23,046797Medical equipment & medicine supply and foodPrivate sector 37,1591,503Total (Int. community +Private sector) Operation in the Gaza Strip – Medical Aid

15 COGATCivil Coordination Department Fuel Supplies to the Gaza Strip 05-18/01/ /01/09 PassagesFuel & GasTotal Nahal OzDiesel fuel for the power plant892,800 liter Nahal OzTransport diesel fuel for UNRWA188,000 liter Kerem ShalomDiesel fuel for the power plant642,950 liter Total diesel fuel1,723,750 liter Cooking gas234 ton Israel intends to expand and continue the transfer of fuel and gas to the G.S. Heavy-duty diesel for the power plant, is also going in through Kerem Shalom (As an alternative for the fuel transfer through Nahal Oz crossing when closed).

16 COGATCivil Coordination Department Electricity : Before the operation, Gaza received 70% of its usual electrical supply, due to lack of fuel. From those 70%,Israel supplied 62% (124 MVA supplied in 10 lines from Israel) and Egypt 8%( 17 MVA supplied by 2 lines). During the first days of the operation, due to damages caused by the fighting, the supply of electricity was reduced to 25%, by the end of the operation electricity supply reached 77% (19/1). During the operation 9 out of 10 lines from Israel were damaged. By the end of the operation, and with the help and coordination of COGAT, all but one damaged line were rehabilitated. One of the two lines from Egypt were damaged and was fixed twice during the operation. On the , the Gaza power plant resumed its activity and is now producing MVA. As of the : electrical supply is 77%. (7% more than when the operation started). Water and sewage : Due to the lack of electricity in the first days of the operation, some of the pumps and wells stopped operating, in order to meet the needs, 4 trucks with 98 tons of personal water bottles were transfered through Karem Shalom into Gaza on the On , 5 trucks with equipment for the water infrastructure transferred into Gaza. On the , the pump in the damaged waste water treatment plant in Shikh-Ajlin was supplied with fuel. On the , a CMWU team was coordinated to the area in order to fix the damage. Communication The communication problem in Nahal Oz was fixed. Present situation of the infrastructure in Gaza strip COGAT maintains an open line with all the relevant P.A infrastructure authorities in order to evaluate and assess the needs as they arise.


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