No mention of illegal blockade on Gaza by CBC Radio One

Your segment mentions that in Gaza, “80% of the population depends on food aid and almost half the population is unemployed.” While this is true, you fail to mention why the conditions in Gaza are so unliveable.

Gaza has been living under a brutal 15-year-long illegal blockade and siege by Israel, preventing basic goods and medicine from entering the occupied territory. In fact, since 2007, Israel has imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the strip. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Occupied Palestinian territory, Israel’s blockade on Gaza amounts to a “denial of basic human rights in contravention of international law and amounts to collective punishment.”