JERUSALEM, Israel - While Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist organizations were firing rockets and mortar shells at Israeli citizens, the Israel Defense Forces continued to oversee the daily transfer of supplies to residents of the Gaza Strip.
In March, Palestinians fired 90 rockets into southern Israel, while the IDF oversaw 3,656 tractor trailer truckloads of food and medical supplies into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
In addition to food and medical provisions, another 1,100 trucks transported more than 50,000 tons of construction supplies "to expand, upgrade and establish construction projects…by the international community in the fields of education, health, housing and infrastructure," the IDF reported on its website.
"Despite the security threats and in light of the needs of the international community and the civilian population of the Gaza Strip, it was decided to continue the aggregates transfer operation despite the dramatic escalation of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel," the report stated. Click here to read the full report.