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Synonyms for blockade

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Synonyms for blockade

a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

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Synonyms for blockade

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The flotilla of activists with 17 Palestinians in small boats set sail from Gaza on Tuesday in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade on the strip but they were stopped six nautical miles out by the Israeli navy, which fired warning shot after they cross the blockade line, Haaretz said.
Israel claims that the blockade is necessary to prevent Hamas from obtaining weapons and is necessary to deny it the capability to launch rockets into Israel.
The rail blockade on Donbass has had devastating economic consequences for people on both sides of the conflict, as Donbass supplied the majority of coal used to power thermal power plants across the country.
In International Law, blockades are defined as aggressive actions carried out in warfare, so that one state may officially blockade the enemy state simply if it is taking action in personal or collective self-defense, the customary requisition for setting off war, or if the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has declare the act essential to preserve global peace and has granted special authorization for imposing a blockade.
Onset time of Motor blockade-taken from the completion of injection of study drug till the patient develops motor blockade. (Lovett's Grade 1).
(b) the damage to the civilian population is, or may be expected to be, excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated from the blockade.
"We liked that the request was specific; we were given a list of the blockade participants, and we decided that it would be a good gift for the siege survivors.
Under the blockade, the entirety of Gaza's civilian population is being punished for acts for which they bear no responsibility.
A statement issued by PTI said that PTI core committee felt that pressure of blockade had already resulted in a shift in Obama Administration's policy on drone attacks and as a result drones had been stopped for the present.
The party's top leadership also "felt that the pressure of the blockade had already resulted in a shift in the Obama administration's drone policy and as a result drones had been stopped for the present," the statement read.
He said KNA was to begin the indefinite road blockade in protest against the alleged seizure of a pistol by NSCN-IM members from KNA activists at Mahadev Lamkhai area on June 8 last.
In May 2010, a flotilla of six ships gathered in the eastern Mediterranean with the declared purpose of publicly breaching the blockade. Mavi Marmara was the largest ship in the flotilla.
However, it is clear that blockade runners chiefly sought to achieve political, not humanitarian, aims.
Turkey will challenge the legality of Israel's naval blockade of