Israel’s supposed easing of the siege on Gaza is simply an attempt to get Washington off its back.
The Strip remains essentially sealed.
Palestinian legislative council member Dr Mustafa Barghouti is right:
I think the blockade is illegal, it’s against international law, it’s an act of collective punishment, and it should be removed immediately and completely.
What we see here is what they call an easing of the blockade. It’s nothing but modifying the collective punishment to which people are subjected.