Palestine: A modest increase for fishing distance in marine waters

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Fishermen in Gaza Strip, south of Palestine are suffering from a claustrophobic naval blockade and certain distances in the sea that are not allowed to be exceeded. The Israeli government increased the allowed distance to nine nautical miles instead of six nautical miles.


Gaza Strip, southern the Palestinian coastal plain, and fishing boats have long stood in the ports just like the case of the fishermen in Gaza strip. Under the light of Israeli occupation decisions that reduced the allowed accessible distance for fishermen to six nautical miles instead of twenty nautical miles, according to Oslo agreement. Recently, the Israeli government expanded the area that can be exploited by fishermen in Gaza Strip to nine miles from the Valley of Gaza to Rafah, and that’s still not enough to catch large quantities of various types of fish.



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