Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip -Israeli occupation decided to reduce fishing zone off Gaza coast just two months after alleged expansion, Fishermen Syndication said on Monday.
Head of Fishermen Syndication Nizar Ayyash said that the Israeli occupation informed the Palestinian Authority (PA) about the reduction of the fishing zone to become six nautical miles instead of nine.
Early in April, the Israeli occupation claimed that it expanded the fishing zone to nine miles along the Mediterranean across the coast of the besieged Strip.
The PA officials reported the Israeli decision about reducing the fishing zone to the fishermen, who said that they did not feel any change regarding the Israeli measures being taken against them when they cross the six-mile-limit.
Less than one week after the Israeli announced expansion of the fishing zone in April, the Fishermen Syndication issued a statement denying any real expansion.
Commenting on the reduction decision, the spokesperson of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) said that the extension was planned to be implemented only during the fishing season. However, none of the media outlets reported this.