Israel to expand Gaza fishing zone, allow import of raw materials

Elior Levy |
Published: 06.24.21, 18:07
Israel will expand the Gaza Strip's fishing zone and allow the importation of raw materials to essential industries in the Hamas-ruled enclave starting Friday, the military's liaison body to the Palestinians announced on Thursday.
The IDF's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) said that the decision — which would allow Gaza fisherman to venture nine nautical miles off into sea instead of just six and the opening of the Kerem Shalom border crossing — was made following "this past week's calm security situation."
It was also stated that "the civilian measures approved by the political echelon are contingent upon the continued stability" in the region.