Monday 5 December 2016

Embargo is just for political gain

Published 03/06/2010 | 05:00

JUST to put things into perspective about the Israeli blockade. The statements by their representatives in recent days that the embargo on movement of goods in and out of Gaza is for security are simply not true.

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Gisha -- the Israeli Legal Centre for Freedom of Movement has stated: "Israel's action is not a siege, not a blockade, not economic sanctions (but an imposed) closure for purposes of collective punishment (illegally in place to harm) the civilian population and civilian institutions by blocking the passage of goods necessary for health, well being, and economic life."

It is solely a political act for political gain, unrelated to security or military necessity.

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