International Law – Media Perspectives : Gaza Flotillas

IDF General: ‘No Justification for Gaza Aid Flotilla’
31/08/2010
Anshel Pfeffer  |  Gaza Flotillas
IDF Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot tells Turkel Committee that Gazans have the goods needed to maintain basic lifestyle; says flotilla was intended to strengthen Hamas, not Gaza residents.
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Mandelblit: Gaza blockade is legal
27/08/2010
Dan Izenberg  |  Gaza Flotillas
The maritime blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip is motivated strictly by security considerations and is in total compliance with international law, Military Advocate- General Maj.-Gen. Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday told the panel investigating the May 31 flotilla incident.
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Int’l Law Expert Dr. Robbie Sabel: IDF action in international waters legal
31/05/2010
Robbie Sabel  |  Gaza Flotillas
Dr. Sabel explained that a state, in a time of conflict, can impose an embargo, and while it cannot carry out embargo activities in the territorial waters of a third party, it can carry out embargo activities in international waters.
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