Gaza is no longer occupied... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bettina Malka-Igelbusch
    • 27.06.10 | 16:45 (IDT)

    Just a reminder - for some years now, Gaza is no longer occupied, and therefore this issue has to be separated from the admittedly painful Westbank topic. Since humanitarian goods are constantly being delivered to the Gazan population (thanks to the world for your unrelenting concern, but no need), Israel's defensive blockade against the smuggling of weapons, explosives and other items "essential for survival" is, believe it or not, fully legal and in accordance with international law! So, it's actually a pity that we cannot wrap ourselves in huuuuuuuge Israeli flags, travel - heads held up high - to South Africa, and "cheer on the likes of Yossi, Guy and Ben" (whoever they are - I'm not really into soccer....).

    from the article: Israel should be thankful it didn’t make it to the World Cup
    First published 20:34 25.06.10 | Last updated 20:34 25.06.10
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