• Zionist entity expands Gaza fishing zone following latest escalation of violence

The illegal Zionist entity has expanded the Palestinian fishing zone off the northern portion of the Gaza Strip as the latest spate of the Tel Aviv regime’s military aggression against the besieged coastal enclave saw 14 people killed and several others injured in 48 hours.

The development came following the latest escalation of violence by the Tel Aviv regime against the coastal enclave in which Israeli airstrikes and shells reduced Palestinian buildings to rubble and sent fireballs and plumes of smoke into the sky.

Nizar Ayyash, secretary of the Gaza fishermen's syndicate, said in a statement on Thursday that Israeli forces allowed Palestinian fishermen to carry out their fishing work within six nautical miles in northern Gaza and nine nautical miles in southern Gaza.

On Wednesday, Israeli naval forces martyred a fisherman after opening fire on a Palestinian fishing boat northwest of the coast of Beit Lahia city, located about five kilometers north of Gaza City.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society said the fishermen, identified as 23-year-old Nawaf Ahmed al-Attar, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, and succumbed to the grave gunshot wounds he had suffered in his abdomen shortly afterwards.

According to Palestinian estimates, roughly 50,000 Gazans earn their living from fishing.

The fishing zone is supposed to extend to 20 nautical miles under the Oslo Accords.

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Nov 15, 2018 17:24 UTC
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