Tagged: Blockade

Israel & International Law: The Siege & Blockade of Gaza Fact Sheets
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Israel & International Law: The Siege & Blockade of Gaza

Since 1967, Gaza has been under Israeli military occupation, along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Although Israel withdrew its soldiers and some 8,000 settlers from the interior of the tiny, densely populated coastal strip in 2005, Israel continues to control virtually all entry and exit, as well as Gaza's airspace and coastline.

on April 10, 2015
Putting Palestinians “On a Diet”: Israel’s Siege & Blockade of Gaza Fact Sheets
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Putting Palestinians “On a Diet”: Israel’s Siege & Blockade of Gaza

Israel’s siege and blockade of Gaza are central pillars of a policy of economic warfare intended to punish the entire population of the tiny, occupied coastal strip in the hopes that Palestinians living there will blame Hamas for their predicament and reject the organization as well as any resistance to Israel’s continued control of the territory.

on August 14, 2014
Israel, Gaza & International Law
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Israel, Gaza & International Law

While Hamas nominally controls most of the territory inside the tiny Gaza Strip, Gaza remains under overall Israeli military occupation according to international law. Israel continues to control virtually all entry and exit, as well as Gaza's airspace and coastline, therefore retaining "effective control," the legal definition for qualifying as an occupying power.

on November 19, 2012
Israel’s Blockade of Gaza: Is it Legal? Fact Sheets
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Israel’s Blockade of Gaza: Is it Legal?

The Israeli state comptroller recently issued a report criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government's handling of the May 2010 commando raid on the Freedom Flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza, which killed nine Turkish activists, one of them a US citizen. Israeli officials maintain that the blockade and accompanying siege are legal, but human rights organizations and independent UN experts have concluded the opposite. To clarify this question, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet examining the legality of Israel's blockade.

on June 14, 2012
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