I understand why does the government insists with maintaining the Gaza blockade. But why does it stop the activists arriving by planes? They are obviously not bringing weapons for Hamas with them, they are not security threat, if I understand the situation correctly. What if they stage demonstration in Tel-Aviv, Sheikh Jarrah or Bilin? There are always all kinds of demonstrations in Israel and the occupied territories. We may disagree with the views of some of these activists, but why deny them entry? I am not saying, that the government is wrong, just that I don't understand why is it acting this way.
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