Ynet news site stated, on Tuesday, that the coordination of Israeli government activities in Gaza announced the extension of the fishing zone, off the coast, to 15 nautical miles.
The paper noted that this step forms part of the “small and quiet understandings” achieved at the end of last week, while negotiations continue to achieve “greater understandings”.
According to Al Ray, the Israeli decision came after a decline, two weeks ago, in the expansion of fishing area, under the pretext of the recent escalation.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.