Israels strategy has always been to make things as bad as possible for the Palestinians without causing international interference. This is what has been done here. If not for the international pressure, Israel would be happy to starve every Gazan to death. Your attention is directed to a common facet of Israeli behavior. Whenever they cause suffering and pain without actually killing somebody, Israelis look for a pat on the back for their humanitarian behavior.
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from the article: WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse