On Monday, 2 May 2011, 280 trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom Crossing en route to the Gaza Strip. This represents a 51% increase in the daily average of trucks passing through the crossing, which currently stands at 185 trucks.
On Monday, although this was the Holocaust Memorial Day and two minutes of silence were observed in memory of those who perished (during which the crossing activity came to a halt), the border crossing was fully operational.
Throughout the entire day 260 trucks passed from Israel to the Gaza Strip, carrying a variety of equipment, involving among other things 20 private vehicles and three construction vehicles (tractors and a bulldozer). Twenty additional trucks also passed through, involving equipment from the May 2010 Turkish flotilla. A total of 280 truckloads passed through the Kerem Shalom Crossing, on top of 6 tankers with 135 tons of gas.