Monday, June 14, 2010

Gaza Blockade illegal

The ICRC said goods smuggled through tunnels are often overpriced and of poor quality [AFP]
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has described Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and called on the Israeli government to lift it.

In a statement released on Monday, the organisation called the blockade "collective punishment", a crime under international law. It described Gaza as a territory plagued by frequent power cuts, a ruined economy, and a collapsed health care system.

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