The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), has launched a short, animated clip challenging the effectiveness of Israel’s siege on the Gaza Strip.The cartoon challenges the logic of the siege, and the belief held by the Israeli government that the blockade would destabilize the Hamas Party.
B’Tselem are demanding that Israel lift the siege, which has been in place since 2006, imposed on the coastal region as it is only affecting the civilian residents, and not Hamas.
The animated video, by Alon Simon, comes to the conclusion that the “Siege doesn’t collapse government, a siege does make people miserable.”
It also shows how tunnel owners are benefiting from the siege while the civilians continue to pay a heavy economic price, and how Israeli soldiers are denying the entry of essential materials into Gaza.
B’Tselem have said that it is necessary to counter perceptions of the events happening in the strip, and that such issues are important for enabling the rehabilitation of Gaza after the war and hostilities.