Thursday, August 28, 2014

IOA allows Gazan fishermen to sail within six nautical miles

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Thursday allowed Gaza fishermen to enter a distance of six nautical miles within the sea instead of three, in compliance with the terms of the truce agreement with the Palestinians.
Dean of the Gaza fishermen Nizar Ayyash told Anadolu news agency that Israel allowed on Thursday morning all fishermen to sail their boats within six nautical miles rather than three.
The Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation government reached last Tuesday a long-term truce, which was described by the resistance factions in Gaza as a victory because it achieved most of their humanitarian demands.
Under the terms of the truce agreement, Israel is committed to opening all its crossings with Gaza and facilitating the entry of relief aid and reconstruction needs.
The agreement also obliges Israel to expand the fishing zone to six nautical miles and resume its indirect talks with the Palestinians within one month of the ceasefire deal to address other contentious issues regarding the prisoners, the seaport and the airport.
Ayyash welcomed the expansion of the fishing zone, affirming that before Israel started its latest war, fishing boats could not sail beyond three nautical miles.