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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

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Below, I examine each of the eight blockades more fully to
72) The blockades and war zones of World War II continued
These students should have been in the school but the worsening socio economic situation due to the ongoing blockade has forced them out on the streets.
Due to SHDDC blockade, the prices of all the commodities have gone up and our parents are facing problems.
The UN itself has already accepted that Israel's blockade is illegal.
The Centre for Constitutional Rights also concluded that the Israeli blockade was illegal.
Also the 'San Remo Manual' of 1994 sets restrictions to naval blockades in Article 102, prohibiting the establishment of a naval blockade if:
Under Article 33 of the same declaration, such "conditional contraband" is subject to blockade or capture if it is "destined for the use of the armed forces or of a government department of the enemy State".
As the critics suggest, the first three examples are unreliable precedent in support of the contention that blockades may be established during a NIAC.
On May 31, 2010 news media around the world reported and sharply criticized the bloody Israeli Shayetet (commandos) raid for killing nine activist civilians aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, These activists resisted the Shayetet which tried to enforce Israel's naval blockade by boarding the ship from speedboats and helicopters.
The Confederates responded by building ships of their own to bust the blockade and keep supply lines open.
The opposition however demanded that he step down, citing the ban on the gathering of people and agriculture equipment, which the head of the police at Serres initiated, spelling the end of the blockade.
And while Israel tries to disguise these naval blockades with different names such as 'combat zone', 'zone of hostility' or 'maritime enclosure', the purpose and effect has been essentiality the same: to exclude vessels from Gaza.
STOCKHOLM, June15, 2010(WAFA)-The Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) said, today that its blockade of Israeli ships and cargo to and from Israel will take place from June15-24.
The Federation of Small Businesses issued an official complaint against the French government this week for failing to prevent port blockades by fishing fleets.