Israel Announces New Gaza Crackdown, Cutting Off Trade, Limiting Fishing | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Israel Announces New Gaza Crackdown, Cutting Off Trade, Limiting Fishing

The Israeli government today issued a statement announcing a new crackdown on the Gaza Strip. They said the new “sanctions” against the strip are aimed at punishing Hamas for the use of flaming kites in cross-border attacks.

The crackdown includes the closing of Gaza’s lone commercial crossing, at Kerem Shalom, for an indefinite period of time. Israel will also severely limit the ability of Palestinians to fish off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military issued its own separate statement, saying that Kerem Shalom would remain open to a limited amount of humanitarian aid during the closure. They offered little indication on what conditions there were for easing the new sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a very uncomfortable sense that while the world's attention is focused on the Helsinki summit next Monday, that "something wicked this way comes" regarding Gaza, and we may well be looking at the most complete annihilation of Palestinian life with which the Israelis think they can get away.

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