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    • 23.11.09 | 10:02 (IST)

    You seem to believe that the blockade is just some sadistic act, one without reason. You claim to be an expert on the Egyptian border with its "walls 8 meters high, a 300meter buffer zone..." Nice, this is stop the building of tunnels and the illegal arms trade, not food. Did you protest the building of this wall? As for your take on "blockade history" you are ignorant. There have been thousands of blockades in history, and yes all have been aimed at the civilian population!!! The aim of course is to force the military forces of the area blockaded to throw down their arms. In our case here we have an armed group, Hamas, which is also the elected representative, the elections haven taken place under Israel's enlightened occupation. The ball is in Hamas' court, Israel left Gaza, we have no troops or civilians there, and that is a fact, yet Hamas continues to run Gaza like a prison, rocket Israel and wait for the likes of you to criticize Israel.

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    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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