Israel Aimed to Keep Gaza on the Brink of Collapse

Wikileaks: A cable from the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv.

Cables from WikiLeaks have shown that Israel told U.S. officials in 2008 that it would keep Gaza's economy "on the brink of collapse" while avoiding a humanitarian crisis.

"As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge."

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