Monday, May 31, 2010

When did the Israeli blockade of Gaza start?

Hi everyone,

I would like to know when the Israeli blockade of Gaza started.  Did it start when Israel accused Hamas of firing rockets into Israel, or did it start when Hamas assumed control over Gaza?

Skinny Dipper


pogge said...

It began when Hamas won the election in 2006 and it tightened up the next year when Hamas put down Fatah attempts (encouraged and funded by the U.S.) to destabilize the Hamas government.

Fillibluster said...

There's a good FAQ at the Financial Times on the blockade here:

You may have to register to read it (it's free).

Skinny Dipper said...

Thanks pogge and Fillibluster for your replies.