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Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
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Bukhari contended that the civic body removed the blockades, set up for ensuring security of the hotel premises, without hearing his client.
Key Words: Blockade, Human cage, Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, Operation Pillar of Defence, Operation Protective Edge, Collective Punishment, International Community, Hamas, Fatah, Tunnel economy, Rafah crossing
In 2007, when the Hamas government took control of the Gaza Strip, Israel has enforced an unparalleled blockade on Gaza Strip from land, sea and air.
The Israeli blockade which is reinforced by Egypt has diverse and complex repercussions especially from a humanitarian stand point.
This ruling explicitly allows upholding a blockade against ships carrying fuel and food, but international law puts a restriction here in the 'Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions' from 1977: Article 54 (2) puts restraints on those who " attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population[.
b) the damage to the civilian population is, or may be expected to be, excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated from the blockade.
Found in article 4 of the 1856 Declaration of Paris, it is grounded in the neutral concern that belligerent powers not be permitted wantonly to declare "paper blockades," thereby interfering with neutral shipping, without the means or motive to enforce them.
44) Blockades may be enforced by whatever means are expedient, although there is some dispute as to whether a blockade may be enforced by a minefield alone.
However, it is clear that blockade runners chiefly sought to achieve political, not humanitarian, aims.
At this point, Israel imposed a naval blockade over Gaza.
30) Blockades are a form of warfare and can only be
governing blockades, as recorded in the London Declaration and the SRM,