One of the core areas of COGAT activity is that of civilian coordination vis-a-vis the Palestinian population in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. The unit, through its headquarters, the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and Coordination and Liaison Administration of Gaza, issues various permits for the Palestinian population, in order to improve their fabric of normal living. This might include transit permits from the territories to Israel and abroad, work permits for employment in Israel and the settlements, etc. For this purpose, the unit operates reception desks in each of the District Coordination and Liaison commands throughout the area; in order to supply these permits, the desks are manned by unit soldiers who have undergone unique training in order to provide this service in the most efficient and respectable manner possible. In addition, the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and the Coordination and Liaison Administration of Gaza operate a number of permits centers and humanitarian information centers that operate on a 24 hour a day basis in order to meet the informational needs and requests of the Palestinian population.
COAGT is responsible for coordinating the transfer of Palestinian patients for medical treatment in the various hospitals in East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and Jordan, as well as coordinating the supply of medical equipment and medications to Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Additionally, the unit coordinates the importation of goods for various uses, such as food, hygiene and sanitary products through the relevant land crossings into Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, and the reverse export of goods and products to Israel and abroad.
Unit staff officers, who also serve as representatives for various government ministries, conduct annual conferences for both Israelis and Palestinians on various subjects, such as medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine, etc., in order to enhance the cooperation between the parties as well as to improve the Palestinians' health and educational systems and their economy.
COGAT regularly conducts surveys of the current state of affairs in civilian matters (social, political and economic aspects) in order to better understand the thoughts and desires of the Palestinian civilian population, locate various trends and needs, and act accordingly.
Furthermore, the unit accompanies and supplies response to the Palestinian population that was effected by the establishment of the security barrier in Judea and Samaria, which was built in order to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into the State of Israel for the perpetration of murderous terrorist attacks in the heart of the civilian population. This was accomplished through the transfer of agricultural crops and the construction of agricultural gates in the fence, so that the Palestinian farmer will be able to farm his land.
As it can be seen, the unit provides significant emphasis on maintaining a normal civilian life fabric through Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, as it works extensively to assist the Palestinian civilian population, in accordance with security needs, and prevent injury and harm to the lives of Israelis.