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Jerusalem - Israel Expands Gaza Fishing Zone, Implementing Cease-fire

Published on: May 21, 2019 01:24 PM
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Palestinian fishermen unload their catch from boats after a night fishing trip, in the Gaza Seaport, Tuesday, May. 21, 2019. Israel extended the permitted fishing zone along the Mediterranean coast on Tuesday to a maximum of 15 nautical miles up from the previous limit of six nautical miles. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)Palestinian fishermen unload their catch from boats after a night fishing trip, in the Gaza Seaport, Tuesday, May. 21, 2019. Israel extended the permitted fishing zone along the Mediterranean coast on Tuesday to a maximum of 15 nautical miles up from the previous limit of six nautical miles. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Jerusalem - Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza’s coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward.

COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, said Tuesday that it had expanded the fishing zone to 15 nautical miles (28 kilometers).

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The cease-fire agreement, brokered earlier this month by the U.N., Egypt and Qatar, ended the worst bout of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers since a devastating 2014 war.

The deal calls for economic incentives to ameliorate the dire conditions in the Gaza Strip, including loosening restrictions on movement and allowing cash for civil servant salaries and Qatari-funded fuel shipments into the enclave. Israel imposed a blockade with Egypt’s help after Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007.



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 May 21, 2019 at 02:21 PM LuckyStrike Says:

The permitted fishing zone goes in and out like a yo-yo goes up and down.

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 May 21, 2019 at 04:16 PM Anonymous Says:

So in the end terror pays.

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 May 21, 2019 at 10:38 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

I understand this was part of Bib's deal with Hamas. They don't rocket Eruovision, he extends the fishing zone and lets them get millions from their allies.

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