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Blockaded, not occupied

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Submitted by Keith (United States), Jul 13, 2014 at 09:37

Israel has Gaza blockaded, not occupied. Dr Pipes is correct. The blockade is meant to limit weapons entering Gaza that would be used against Israel. The blockade is not 100% effective however, as evidenced by the rockets being used by Hamas, and by other black market goods that are smuggled in.

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