Israeli media revealed on Friday an Israeli plan to reduce Gaza’s fishing zone as a punitive measure in retaliation for the seaborne protests aiming to break the 12-year Israeli siege imposed on the coastal enclave, Quds Press has reported.
Territorial waters are, by convention, set at 22 nautical miles, although fishing vessels are normally allowed to work in international waters. In any case, the Israeli navy often attacks Palestinian fishermen even within the very restrictive zone that the siege imposes.
The National Committee for Breaking the Siege responded:
A spokesman called on the whole world to stand against the Israeli measures.
During the past few months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have launched several seaborne protests aiming to attract international attention to the 12-year Israeli siege imposed on over 2 million people in the territory.
Source: Palestine Chronicle