Monday, July 19, 2010

Pals. At Fault

Just got this Press Release

COGAT briefing to EU High Representative Ashton
18 July 2010
Communicated by COGAT Spokesman

which informs us that

On Sunday, 18 July 2010, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Maj. Gen. Eytan Dangot and MFA Director General Yossi Gal met with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Baroness Catherine Ashton at the Erez Coordination, Liaison and Administration (CLA) office. During the meeting Maj. Gen. Dangot explained the steps taken as part of the implementation of the civilian policy towards the Gaza Strip and presented the daily coordination of truckloads...The Defense Ministry Crossing Authority representative also emphasized that the crossing capacity has already increased to 150 truckloads per day via Kerem Shalom, and that, since July 4, the PA has begun construction work on the Palestinian side of the crossing in order to increase the crossing capacity to 250 truckloads a day as of July 31, 2010.

So, to upgrade to 250 is a Pal. problem.

Let's go guys. We do want to help.



And I received this now:-

19 July 2010

Coordination for delivery of medical equipment and construction material to the Gaza Strip
(Communicated by the COGAT Spokesperson)

...COGAT spokesperson announced that the transfer of the cargo from the Libyan ship through the Kerem Shalom crossing continued today with the delivery of 27 truckloads, in addition to the 35 truckloads that were transferred yesterday. The delivery of the cargo from the ship will continue without interrupting the daily coordination of roughly 150 truckloads.

So, the Libyan ship really didn't bring in more than about one day's worth of shipments?

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