Israeli blockade of Gaza: What would you change?
Israel's blockade of Gaza has come under the microscope since last month when it stopped a flotilla of ships designed to deliver aid to Palestinians, resulting in a deadly assault. Now international pressure has prompted Israel's security cabinet to consider easing the blockade, which is aimed at preventing Hamas from launching rockets at Israeli civilians.Skip to next paragraph
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As part of the blockade – which Israel also hopes will eventually oust the Hamas government – Israel maintains a list of items allowed into the Palestinian territory. It is now weighing a switch to a system where, rather than going by a list of what is acceptable, Israel would only regulate a list of what is not allowed into Gaza. This could translate into a considerable easing of the blockade, say supporters.
What do you think? What kind of effect could this have? Is this a first step to some major changes? How do you think Israel should alter the blockade?
Use the form below to offer constructive ideas: