When he was captured, Gilad Shalit was enforcing the siege. It did not start after he was captured. And the Siege has not been lessened by no rocket fire. Both are bogus reasons for the siege. Israeli politicians are sadists, pure and simple.
Pope Francis: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion' (AP)
from the article: Why won't Israel allow Gazans to import coriander?