Happy Holiday: IDF Sends Tons of Food to Gaza Arabs for Ramadan
13:47 Oct 03, '05 / 29 Elul 5765
(IsraelNN.com) The Sufa crossing point into southern Gaza opened for business today as IDF troops transferred tons of food to the Palestinian Authority (PA) for distribution among the Arabs of Gaza.
Twenty trucks carrying milk, beef, fruits, entered the Gaza district, after the food transfer was coordinated between the PA and an IDF unit responsible for coordinating government activities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.
The head of that unit, Col. Nir Press, said that the food transfer was approved as â€œan exceptionâ€ to Israeli policy, by Gen. Dan Harel, head of the Southern Command of the IDF.
Since the August pullout from Gaza, crossing points from Israel into the Gaza district have been closed, because Israel and the PA have failed to reach agreement on how to operate them.
Todayâ€™s food transfer was made pursuant to a PA request prior to the Islamic holiday of Ramada.