The blockade is there to prevent arms smuggling - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe Haviv
    • 27.05.11 | 08:34 (IDT)

    That HAMAS is trying to smuggle arms, rockets from every possible way including the sea is a fact not theoretical possibility. The blockade is there to prevent or at least to reduce the quantity of the arms/rockets. I also admit that some in Israeli establishment figuers see the blocakde as a punishment tool too. But that does not diminish the fact I mentioned above. If you want an immoral blockade like sanctions look at the USA sanctions against CUBA. As an example a ship that visits a Cuban port can not visit any USA port for many month. Is Cuba even remotely a threat to USA now?

    from the article: Criticism of Israel's Gaza blockade may diminish due to opening of Rafah crossing
    First published 01:04 27.05.11 | Last updated 01:04 27.05.11
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