San Remo manual - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 10.06.10 | 11:57 (IDT)

    The San Remo manual cited by Israel requires a legal blockade to satisfy at least these conditions: 1. that a list of embargoed goods be published. Israel has refused to make the list public. 2. that the items embargoed have a military purpose. Jam, lentils, macaroni, and children's shoes (all banned) do not fulfill these criteria. Because neither condition was met, the blockade was illegal. Hence its enforcement was illegal as well. See http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/560?OpenDocument

    from the article: Foreign Ministry warned Israel Navy not to raid Gaza flotilla in international waters
    First published 02:26 10.06.10 | Last updated 02:26 10.06.10
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