“Cast Lead” – Naval Blockade of Gaza, 3 Jan 2009


3 January 2009

IDF Enforces Naval Blockade on Gaza

In accordance with the order made by the Defense Minister and current security assessments, as of Saturday January 3rd, 2009, the IDF has begun enforcing a naval blockade for 20 nautical miles from the Gaza Strip.

Gaza‘s shore is used by the Hamas terror organization, and the presence of its operatives on the shoreline and in the open sea constitutes a threat against the citizens of southern Israel.

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