Lifting the siege is probably a "deal" with the US - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 20.06.10 | 19:41 (IDT)

    Two things happened recently that are out of character: 1. Israel lifting the siege after stating that it will continue because it is essential for security, and 2. The US cooperating with Israel in establishing a "commission of inquiry" by Israelis alone (with 2 foreign observers), after publicly supporting an international commission. My suspicion is that these two happenings are related, a "deal". Obama was for lifting the siege even before the flotilla incident, for humanitarian reasons. Israel saw the light late, but got something for its consent.

    from the article: Obama welcomes ease of Gaza blockade, reaffirms Israel's right to self-defense
    First published 19:30 20.06.10 | Last updated 19:30 20.06.10
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