Palestinian Fishing Zone

After a week of banning, Israel expands Gaza's fishing zone

After a week of banning, Israel expands Gaza's fishing zone

Palestinian fishermen riding in their boats for fishing

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Gaza Post- GAZA//

Israeli authorities have decided on Friday to expand the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coasts to 12 nautical miles after drastically reducing the zone to only six one week ago. 

Head of the Fishermen Union in Gaza, Nizar Ayyash, said in a press statetment on Friday that Israeli authorities have notified Palestinian fishermen of their decidion to allow the expansion of the Palestinian fishing zone starting from 10:00  am, Friday.

Israeli authorities reduced the permitted fishing zone to six nautical miles over a week ago. 

In addition to that, Israeli naval forces destroyed Palestinian fishing nets nine nautical miles off Gaza's coast.

The decision to reduce the marine zone allowed for Palestinians for fishing came after Hamas movement had allegedly fired six rockets from Gaza.

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