Report: Netanyahu to consider U.N. role in Gaza embargo


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly considering inviting the United Nations to help enforce the embargo of Gaza.

Netanyahu scheduled a discussion with his inner Cabinet on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Under the plan, the United Nations would be asked to inspect goods to be transferred to Gaza at the Ashdod port, Reuters and Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Israel would still require that building materials and weapons be barred from the coastal strip, which is run by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Earlier this week, the U.N. Security Council called for the Gaza blockade to be lifted and condemned the actions on the high seas that led to the deaths of nine activists on a Gaza-bound flotilla during a confrontation with the Israeli Navy.

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