Originally, the blockade policy was explained as the means to make the Gaza population unhappy with Hamas rule and help them overthrow it. It didn't work, and actually was not expected to work because Arab masses do not overthrow rulers, Arab militaries do that, but in Gaza Hamas IS the military. By now, when the blockade does no good, it is understood that its goal is simply to punish the Gaza population for the deeds of Hamas. Israel has stuck to its ill-thought-out policy long enough. Time to wake up and look at the damage it causes.
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from the article: Freedom Flotilla sets sail for Gaza