Israel Expands Gaza Fishing Zone, Allows More Imports


GAZA – Military Israel say that they have expanded their fishing zone off Gaza Strip to 12 nautical miles. In addition, they also gave permission for more imported goods to enter Gaza.

“The move was made after the recent security calm and after an evaluation of the security situation, and the approval of the political leaders in Israel,” the Israeli military said in a statement.

In addition, the Israeli military also said it would allow imports of medical equipment, fishing equipment and industrial raw materials, and textiles into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing.

In a statement, as reported by Anadolu Agency on Monday (12/7/2021), the Israeli military also said that agricultural and textile exports would also be allowed from Gaza to Israel.

The Israeli military is known to often reduce the fishing zone in Gaza in response to clashes or riots that occur. Also read: Israel’s Supreme Court allows gay couples to have children through surrogate mothers

The most recent was in May when Hamas and Israel engaged in an 11-day battle against the backdrop of an Israeli court ruling to expel Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

At least 260 Palestinians were killed and thousands more injured in Israeli bombardment of the blockaded territory that left a trail of widespread destruction. Read also: Israel thwarts biggest arms smuggling on Lebanese border

13 Israelis were also killed by Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The fighting, the fiercest in years, came to a halt after an Egypt-brokered ceasefire agreement on May 21.

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