hamas has only itself to blame for the situation in gaza. hamas is listed as a terror organisation by the u.s., the eu and the un. hamas has thus far refused to abide by the requirements of the quartet to recognise israel, to renounce terror and to accept previous signed agreements. hamas has preferred to engage in non-stop terror against the civilian population of the state of israel. the blockade on gaza is enforced to prevent the smuggling of missiles and other weapons sent by iran, in violation of international law. the blockade is legal under international law. it does not prevent the provision of humanitarian aid to the civilians of gaza.
53-year-old Israeli woman lightly wounded by stone-throwing near Efrat settlement (Haaretz)
from the article: Rights groups: World has betrayed the citizens of Gaza