Palmer Report: Israel has the right to self-defence under Article 51 UN Charter; the blockade on Gaza is legal and is a measure of self-defence against the ongoing missile attacks from Gaza on Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 02.09.11 | 06:22 (IDT)

    1 the conflict between israel and gaza is deemed to be an international conflict. hamas is the de facto government of gaza. 2 the naval blockade on gaza was put in effect to keep missiles/weapons out of gaza and to keep terrorists and explosives laden boats from leaving gaza. 3 the blockade was duly declared and notified. 4 the blockade is effective and impartial. 5. the blockade's purpose is military. it is not disproportionate. 6 "humanitarian missions must respect the security arrangements put in place by israel. 7 for reasons stated in 1-6, the palmer commission concluded that the naval blockade on gaza is legal under international law.

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