"Hague Regs: if the IDF still has "authority" then it is still an "occupying power"." Hamas is the elected authority, police, and military force in gaza. Hamas is simply blockaded by Israel, dopey. "Authority" over the transport of goods and personnel through the borders is a blockade, not an occupation. The United States has authority over the transport of goods and personnel into Mexico, crap-for-brains. The U.S. can place restrictions on the border whenever it sees fit. Is the U.S. occupying Mexico as well? Does Israel rule over Egypt too? Or is Egypt also occupying gaza?
Egyptian court sentences Al-Jazeera journalists to 3 years in prison (Reuters)
from the article: Four Gaza factions halt rocket fire, in bow to Hamas