i agree that the blockade will not lead to the overthrow of the hamas regime, and i have made the same point previously. totalitarian regimes, whatever their ideological basis, rule through terror. however, the essential purpose of the gaza blockade is to stop the smuggling of missiles and other war material into gaza. its purpose is also to prevent, to the extent possible, the free passage of terrorists between gaza and the rest of the world.
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