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Topic - Avihai Mandelblit
He also said the naval blockade was imposed out of "pure military considerations" and not as a part of "economic warfare" against Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza and is committed to Israel's destruction.
"We've consulted with the attorney general and with the Supreme Court, and found that it is legal and permitted," Judge Advocate General Maj. Gen. Avihai Mandelblit told the five-member Israeli commission of inquiry, according to the Haaretz daily.