Prime minister says system deprives ministers of powers they were elected to exercise; remarks come amid drive by politicians to regain control over appointments and dismissals of senior officials.11:55 08.02.16 | 0 comments
"Israel reserves its right under international law to use all necessary means to prevent these ships from violating the existing naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip". !!!!! The naval blockade is illegal under int'l law, since you can only blockade during an "armed conflict", and there simply is no "armed conflict", and there hasn't been since Israel called an end to Operation Cast Lead. Israel is blockading Gaza merely because it has the MEANS to blockade Gaza, not because it has the RIGHT to blockade Gaza.