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    • ed stack
    • 28.06.10 | 11:21 (IDT)

    My first reaction was that Israel had should not have boarded the ships in international waters. Then I read, the international laws on embargos and I realized that my initial reaction was both uniformed, and uneducated. Please read international laws on embargos. In order to understand the situation even deeper, please read the international law regarding piracy off the coast of Somalia and why the cargo ships do no have armed soldiers or police on board for protection. One has to note thatin 1976, Israel had offered to return Gaza to Eygpt. Eygypt refused. So until, a solution is found for Gaza, it reamains under Israeli administration. If the ships had enetered Israel's teritorial waters, the situation created by Turkey would have been even more aggevious.

    from the article: Report: Turkey closes airspace to Israel military following Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 09:09 28.06.10 | Last updated 09:09 28.06.10
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