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Israel’s Blockade of Gaza: Is it Legal? Fact Sheets

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