"easing the Gaza blockade would help counter the fallout from the Goldstone report on alleged war crimes during Operation Cast Lead a year ago". Sounds like the UN has no concrete proof to suggest any war crimes against Israel and also may realize how morally bankrupt it looks simply by going after Israel while not investigation serious and legitimate war crime abusers. So to save face the USA comes up with this suggestion. Now with regards to the blockade Israel has made it very clear. Release Gilad Schalit and the blockade will ease. Its a very simple proposition. Israel offered a more than fair prisoner exchange but as usual you give an arab a finger they want the whole arm. I think Hamas if they really were concerned about their citizens would have already accepted this more than fair prisoner exchange.
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from the article: U.S.: Easing Gaza siege would help counter Goldstone