The Azza blockade has been a success in terms of severely limiting the Hamas weapons capabilities. The rain of rockets on Israeli towns has gone down to minimal. There are PR costs that the Gaza blockade is causing. As unpleasant as the bruised image is it is still better than the alternative.
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from the article: Netanyahu: Naval blockade on Gaza will not be lifted