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.
EU urges Turkey to keep border open to Syrian refugees (AP)
from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza