The daily arrival of 280 trucks from Israel to the Gaza Strip

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.

Date: 02.05.11    

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.