the blockade is legal! and there is no humanitarian crisis in gaza even the UN said so!!! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • stop the provocation!!!
    • 01.07.11 | 20:57 (IDT)

    according to the law of blockade which was derived from customary international law and codified in the 1909 Declaration of London. It was updated in 1994 in a legally recognized document called the “San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea.” Under some of the key rules, a blockade must be declared and notified to all belligerents and neutral states, access to neutral ports cannot be blocked, and an area can only be blockaded which is under enemy control. “On the basis that Hamas is the ruling entity of Gaza and Israel is in the midst of an armed struggle against that ruling entity, the blockade is legal”

    from the article: Greece blocks departure of all Gaza-bound ships
    First published 17:55 01.07.11 | Last updated 17:55 01.07.11
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