Truckloads of Goods, Aid, Construction Materials Allowed Entry into Gaza

RAFAH, April 21 ,2015 (WAFA) – Presidential Commission for the Coordination of Goods into the Gaza Strip, confirmed  Tuesday the admission of 700 truckloads of goods, aid, and construction materials into Gaza.

Head of the commission, Raed Fattouh, informed WAFA that the truckloads were allowed entry through Karem Abu Salem border crossing.

He said that the truckloads were intended  for the agricultural, trade, and transportation  sectors, including, 74 truckloads of construction materials for international-funded reconstruction projects, in addition to another 150 truckloads of gravel for the Qatar-funded road reconstruction projects.

According to Fattouh, an unidentified quantities of fuel were also allowed entry into the strip.

Karem Abu Salem is the only commercial crossing used for the entry of goods, aid and fuel. Meanhwile, the other crossing Rafah, which links to neighboring Egypt, remains closed, except for critical medical cases that require transfer to Egypt’s hospitals.