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    Palestinian fishermen prepare to go out into the Mediterranean | Photo: Reuters

Published 21 May 2019

“This measure is part of the civilian policy of preventing the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip,” the head of Israel's Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Israel announced on Tuesday that they will be extending the fishing zone in Gaza by 12 to 15 nautical milies.

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“This measure is part of the civilian policy of preventing the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip,” the head of Israel's Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, said in a statement posted on Twitter.

The move by the Israeli military body that oversees Gaza comes two weeks after Israel lifted a ban on Palestinian fishing boats in the eastern Mediterranean. 

According to Al-Arabiya TV, this move by Israel is seen as a first step in implementing a fragile truce meant to avert a new conflict between the army and Palestinian militants.

Israel says its blockade is necessary to isolate Gaza’s rulers Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008.

Earlier this month, tensions were flying high after the Palestinian forces fired hundreds of rockets into the occupied territories in retaliation to an Israeli attack. A three-day-long stand off would ensue that would result in 25 Palestinians killed.'

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