Before Wikileaked "Israel Deliberately Choked Gaza Economy" We Got the 'Joke'

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On 5 January 2010, the AFP reported 'that Israel deliberately maintained the economy of the Gaza strip 'on the brink of collapse' without 'pushing it over the edge,' a leaked US diplomatic cable from 2008 showed Wednesday... The Israeli blockade on Gaza was begun as a direct response to the election of Hamas in January 2006 and also as a sick 'joke' and not in response to Hamas seizing power back from Fatah as has been the spin...

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