What has the Gaza blockade achieved? NOTHING. Hamas is still in power, Al Qaeda-related factions have appeared, Israel's image abroad has been destroyed, Shalis is alas still a prisonner... and the whole situation seems like a dead end. This blockade is the worst mistake Israel has done in decades.
Iraqi police fire tear gas as thousands of protests burst into Green Zone, storm Parliament (AP)
from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza