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Israel agrees to ease blockade

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  1. DarrylS

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    Interesting development, of course it had nothing to do with what happened last week...

    'Israel agrees to ease blockade'

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    Maybe they're afraid Obama will send them all back to Poland.
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    I take it the Egyptians are still keeping THIER blockade intact.
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    They should get the heII out of there and go back where they came from:rolleyes:
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    While I do think that the blockade is a not in Israel's interests, easing under these conditions is probably even less in Israel's interests, or anyone who would be hurt by the prospects for war.

    Deterrence value = diminished.

    This does not bode well for avoiding hostilities within the next 12 months.
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    I]Why would you say that? Don't you know the answer? Google the words, "Gaza blockade Egypt" and you will be able to get more information.

    By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Writer Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Writer – Mon Jun 7, 4:54 pm ET

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – An Egyptian security official declared the blockade of Gaza a failure Monday and said his country will keep its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely.

    Keeping that crossing point open long term would ease the blockade imposed by Israel three years ago to isolate and punish Gaza's Hamas rulers. It also restores a link to the outside the world for some of Gaza's 1.5 million Palestinians.

    Egypt opened its border with Gaza soon after Israel's deadly raid on an international flotilla of activists trying to break the blockade a week ago. Israel has not publicly protested the Egyptian move, but officials declined to comment Monday
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    Instead of blockades, and boarding ships with soldiers on zip lines armed with machine guns, why cant they inspect the ships, and bring the cargo to Gaza themselves?
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    Then they'll get killed.
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    its not like they have to go door to door....

    just drop it off.
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    I believe the "activists" are already offered the chance to drop off their cargo at an Israeli port, but they refuse to do so.
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    If thats the case, then this whole thing is dumber than I thought.
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