(Communicated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Spokesman announced that Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has approved and directed Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot on the entry of construction materials for UN projects and storm damage restoration
Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot spoke with senior officials in the Palestinian Authority and the international community and informed them that about 1,000 tons of cement and building materials will enter the Gaza Strip for storm damage restoration and other projects of UN agencies.
In 2010, the civil policy towards the Gaza Strip was extended to include the import of building materials into Gaza. In 2012, as part of the understandings following Operation Pillar of Defense
, the civil policy was further extended: despite the security risks, Israel increased the quota of building materials and approved the entry 20 trucks of building materials daily for the Gaza Strip's private sector via the Kerem Shalom border crossing. This number was increased to 350 trucks per week (about 70 trucks of building materials per day) in September 2013 – out of understanding of the importance of building and development in the Gaza Strip. The entry of building materials was suspended after the uncovering of a terrorist tunnel
on October 7.