Thursday, 6 January 2011

Israel Aimed to Keep Gaza Economy 'On the Brink of Collapse', says Wikileaks Cable

Israel told U.S. officials in 2008 it would keep Gaza's economy "on the brink of collapse" while avoiding a humanitarian crisis, according to U.S. diplomatic cables published by a Norwegian daily on WednesdayThree cables cited by the Aftenposten newspaper, which has said it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Thanks to Kathleen Cavanaugh.

1 comment:

mihai said...

It would be interesting if you wrote a blog on the norms of international law that might be breached here. Is this collective punishment? Or a violation of the right to development? Or what else?