I can see two glaring errors in the arguments used to "legalize" the blockade - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 02.09.11 | 06:05 (IDT)

    (1) The report claims that this has "all the trappings of an international armed conflict", which is a clear contradiction of the UN's own position that Gaza is still an occupied territory and the IDF is still the occupying power. (2) the report argues that the FIRING of rockets (i.e. an "armed attack") justifies the blockade under Art 51 of the UN Charter which must mean, inter alia, that the blockade had to cease as soon as Olmert called a ceasefire in Jan 2009. After all, it is pretty obvious you can't be suffering from an "armed attack" during "a ceasefire".

    from the article: Turkey may expel Israeli ambassador in wake of Gaza flotilla report
    First published 01:52 02.09.11 | Last updated 01:52 02.09.11
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