Argument: Israeli blockade of Gaza has failed to meet objectives
"Israel's siege mentality." The Economist. Jun 3rd 2010: "The blockade of Gaza is cruel and has failed. The Gazans have suffered sorely but have not been starved into submission. Hamas has not been throttled and overthrown, as Israeli governments (and many others) have wished. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier taken hostage, has not been freed. Weapons and missiles can still be smuggled in through tunnels from Egypt."