What WAS the purpose of the blockade? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 20.10.10 | 01:47 (IST)

    The idea was that by blockading Gaza Israel would force the people of Gaza to turn on Hamas. Has this succeeded? No. Has the Gaza Blockade become a MAJOR propaganda debacle for Israel? Yes. Why would anyone continue to inflict more harm upon themselves than their enemy? What is there about the Gaza Blockade which has Israel clinging to failure? Is making life miserable for Gazan's worth the harm to Israel? It appears so.

    from the article: Carter in Syria: Israel must fully lift Gaza blockade
    First published 17:46 19.10.10 | Last updated 17:46 19.10.10
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