Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, said Wednesday that Israel should end its blockade of Gaza and that the deaths of activists aboard an aid flotilla could have been avoided.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Had the Israeli government heeded to international calls and my own strong and urgent and persistent call to lift the blockade of Gaza, this would not have happened,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ban told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.
He added, “It would have been avoided without such tragedy, therefore I again urge Israeli authorities to lift this
Israel began a blockade of the region after Hamas won a plurality during elections in the region in 2007.
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