Israel's strangulation policies aim to kill Palestinian indepedence and freedom - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 26.10.10 | 14:09 (IST)

    The fact that the policy of closure and restrictions was already in place in 1991, long before there was a Palestinian Authority or a Hamas government, illustrates that it always was Israeli policy to suffocate the Palestinian economy as part of its general strategy to thwart/sabotage the creation/coming into being of an independent Palestinian state.

    from the article: Israel releases papers detailing formula of Gaza blockade
    First published 01:35 26.10.10 | Last updated 01:35 26.10.10
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