‘Israel’ fully closes Gaza fishing zone, preventing Gazans from fishing

Gaza Strip (QNN)- Israeli occupation government has fully closed the Gaza fishing zone on Monday morning, forbidding approximately 3,000 fishermen, of whom only 800 work on some 700 boats, from fishing.

The Israeli occupation government has reduced the fishing distance to zero and closed it completely until further notice, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) said in a statement.

The decision was taken due to rockets launched from Gaza towards the Israeli-occupied Palestine, as COGAT said.

The Israeli occupation government previously allowed fishing at a distance of 15 miles.

‘Israel’ has maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007.

It imposes tight restrictions on the work of fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Sea, citing security reasons.

The Israeli navy also deliberately targets fishing boats on a daily basis.

The Israelis open fire, use water cannons, and damage fishing nets and boats’ engines in their efforts to terrorize fishermen.

Some 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza make a living directly or indirectly from fishing, according to official Palestinian statistics.

(Source / 26.04.2021)

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