Let's see. Palestinians arrested in their homes every night by the IDF. The entire population under complete control by Israel. Permits to leave, permits to enter, Homes and land taken and given to Israeli settlements. Checkpoints at every turn. Sound and feels pretty much like an occupation to me!
Israeli tanks return fire in response to mortar shells fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel: EU official's 'occupation' remark casts pall on ties