Since 2001, the Hamas terrorists have fired 14,000 missiles and mortars intentionally against civil Israelis. Additionally, they excavated a hundred tunnels, one of which was used to kidnap the soldier Gilad Shalit (2006) within the Israeli territory. Then, Hamas used their budget for hate education and weaponry, monopolizing their ruling of the Gaza Strip since 2007.
While the Hamas leaders expose their population to missile and rocket launchers installed intentionally in mosques or in UNRWA schools, they hide in the basement of the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
During Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009), Israel declared a blockade against the Strip to avoid the entry of weapons. The Blockade of the Gaza Strip is legal (according to the San Remo Convention of 1995 and according to the Palmer investigative Commission (UN) about the Fleet to Gaza- 2010).
Palmer concluded that: 1) The naval blockade of Israel in Gaza was legal and Israel had the right to impose it; 2) The decision to break the naval blockade (by the fleet) was a dangerous and fearful act; 3) the conduct and the real objectives of the organizers of the fleet, particularly IHH, were violent. The report criticized Israel for boarding the ships in an “excessive and unreasonable” manner.
In order to be legal, the blockade must be general, known and public, and it must avoid a humanitarian crisis in the blocked zone. When a ship with humanitarian aid tries to reach Gaza, the Israeli navy detains it and takes it to Ashdod port. There, they search for hidden weapons and other products (they carry symbolic quantities), it is given to the Palestinians through the Keren Shalom.