U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves after a signing ceremony of H.R. 3230 August 7, 2014 at Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
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Now in its eighth year, the medieval blockade of Gaza appears to have only just caught U.S. President Barack Obama's attention.Enough different excuses were used for this most recent "operation" against Gaza, a war by any other name, and one which left at least 430 Palestinian children dead.And there were casualties on the other side too – 64 Israeli soldiers were killed, as well as two Israeli civilians and a Thai citizen. Maintaining the blockade gives them an excuse to continue doing both.
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