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    • ilya
    • 21.09.07 | 10:43 (IST)

    Erez is not a border between Gaza and Israel, as some say. Erez is a checkpoint between an independent state - Israel - and a military occupied territory - Gaza - which has not been allowed to be independent (even if troops have been withdrawn). If Gaza was independent, there would be an airport and a harbour and sovereignity over their airspace and coasts. Which they have not. So it is still an occupied territory. Under international law - the same law which allowed Israel in the first place to come into existence, thanks to a resolution of the United Nations and mute from a militia-men (Haganah) backed entity into an internationally recognized sovereign state - Israel has the absolute responsability for the civilian population in Gaza. It cannot treat them as if it were a foreign country. That is a legal fact - ask any lawyer. Also the Egyptian crossing - the Rafah crossing - is closed BY ISRAEL, not by Egypt. Read the press.

    from the article: Israel bars students from leaving Gaza at last minute
    First published 00:00 20.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.09.07
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