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    • Johnboy
    • 02.06.10 | 14:33 (IDT)

    " It is part of recognized international law that because Hamas is in a state of war with Israel that a blockade is legal." The concept of "states of war" is about as archaic as "declarations of war" (none since 1945, I believe). Because since 1945 there is only "armed conflict" and, so sorry, the last armed conflict ended when Israel declared a ceasefire at the end of Operation Cast Lead. So an Israeli blockade of Gaza can be no more "legal" than a continuation of the Israeli blockade of Tyre following the ceasefire that ended the 2006 Lebanon war.

    from the article: Activists: We have funding for another larger Gaza flotilla
    First published 12:27 02.06.10 | Last updated 13:48 02.06.10
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