"Israel imposed the blockade in 2007 after Hamas wrestled control over the territory in a violent coup. " Please be accurate. Hamas had majority control in the government of Gaza. US and Israel backed Fatah in a coup attempt against the legitimate government. Hamas foiled that attempt. Your statement above implies that Hamas instigated the coup. This is false.
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran (Reuters)
from the article: Carter in Syria: Israel must fully lift Gaza blockade