Blockade

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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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Finally, it called upon the international community to pressurize the Israeli authorities into ending the naval blockade, which led to the deterioration of the fishermen and their families' living conditions, and stopping all violations against the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.
"We will regard the naval blockade of the United States and its followers as an act of violence against the sacred sovereignty and dignity of the Republic of Korea and as another public declaration of war," the Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's ruling communist party newspaper, said in a commentary.
While China might continue to provide such supplies across the long Chinese-North Korean land border, a naval blockade would increase pressure on Beijing to comply with existing UN sanctions, as any illegal imports would be obvious proof of Chinese violations.
He said the goal was "symbolic" -- to call attention to the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza, which he called illegal.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri backed the call for the arms embargo to be lifted and also said a naval blockade should be put in place in areas not under government control to stop weapons reaching militants.
"Nagku-conduct na ng extensive search and naval blockade ang ating AFP para matingnan ang mga suspected seacraft...
Netanyahu has long held out on handing over such an apology given that the Mavi Marmara sought to break Israel's naval blockade and that IDF soldiers were brutally attacked when they boarded the ship.
OCCUPIED AL QUDS (TAP) - A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach Israel's naval blockade on Gaza has "come under attack" shortly after being approached by Israeli vessels, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.
An Istanbul court approved indictments against four senior Israeli military figures for involvement in a deadly raid on a Turkish passenger vessel trying to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza in May 2010.
Turkey will challenge the legality of Israel's naval blockade of
On May 31, 2010 news media around the world reported and sharply criticized the bloody Israeli Shayetet (commandos) raid for killing nine activist civilians aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, These activists resisted the Shayetet which tried to enforce Israel's naval blockade by boarding the ship from speedboats and helicopters.
HALF of the Irish activists arrested by Israeli force as they tried to break the naval blockade on Gaza will arrive home today.

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