Argument: Blockade is necessary to prevent smuggled weapons
"New Ship Headed for Gaza Despite Israeli Prohibitions". News Blaze. The Israel Project. June 2010 Legal expert Sarah Weiss Maudi: "The Hamas regime has bombarded Israeli communities in Israel, Israeli civilians in Israel, with weapons that are smuggled to Gaza by various routes, and one of these routes is the sea. Under international law a maritime blockade is a recognized and legitimate tool that can be used during an armed conflict."