The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has agreed to expand the fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip from six to nine nautical miles as of next November.
Mohamed al-Maqadma, spokesman for the Palestinian general authority of civil affairs, told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC), that the IOA would increase the fishing zone for one renewable month.
Maqadma added that the fishermen would be able to sail up to nine nautical miles at sea as of the first of November.
Under the 1993 Oslo accords, the Palestinians are supposed to be allowed to fish within a range of 20 nautical miles off the shores of Gaza, but this agreement has not been honored by Israel for 15 years.
The Palestinian fishermen are also exposed to gunfire attack and detention by the Israeli navy almost every day.
(Source / 25.10.2016)