GAZAN WATERS - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dugan
    • 04.10.10 | 19:56 (IST)

    According to the article, boats to GAZA invariably must traverse Israeli waters. How is it possible that a country claims for itself the waters of a territory it has "evacuated". It seems to me that the waters off GAZA do not constitute Israeli maritime territory but rather are Palestinian water, or at best "occupied waters" but not Israeli waters. One should be able to sail right up to the coast of GAZA unhindered, and without traversing areas under Israeli control. It is laughable that an area can be considered evacuated yet be blockaded by land sea and air. These are acts of war as surely as every little rocket that lands in the Negev.

    from the article: Hundreds of activists from Muslim countries planning new Gaza-bound flotilla
    First published 17:25 04.10.10 | Last updated 17:25 04.10.10
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