As I said previously, the blockade is about Israel’s displeasure at the democratically elected government of the Gaza Strip:
JERUSALEM — As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory.
And, it’s only a matter of time before the “unsustainable” blockade comes to an end:
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has urged Israel to loosen its blockade of Gaza, as the United States scrambles to address the outcry over Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
The call came as Mr Obama met the Palestinian Authority’s President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Washington to discuss proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Mr Obama said the US would send $US400 million ($A483 million) of aid to the occupied Palestinian territories.
Of course, this is unlikely to make Uzi or Alvy happy…
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