|Special water pump, one of several, shipped over to Gaza|
by the IDF's COGAT agency today
The weather, along with the hopelessly inadequate waste water infrastructure over which the investment-averse Hamas presides, has ensured that many of Gaza's residents are having a miserable time of the major storm system that has sent heavy snow, rain, cold and wintery weather into the region. According to the IDF's blog
As a result of the weather and a request by representatives of the United Nations to the head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Eitan Dangot, the Kerem Shalom Border Crossing was opened specially this morning in order to transfer gas for home heating. Additionally, as the day goes on, four water pumps will be transferred to the Gaza Strip due to heavy flooding.As we said, the thank-you note arrived this evening, though it was misaddressed.