Israel closes Gaza fishing zone
On Monday Israel said it is closing the fishing zone off the already blockaded Gaza Strip, preventing trawlers from going out to sea, after repeated rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
The move comes after the Israeli army said five rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel overnight, two of which were intercepted by its air defences.
“The fishing zone in the Gaza Strip would be completely closed until further notice,” said COGAT, the Israeli military body that administers civilian affairs in Palestinian territories including the occupied West Bank.
The measure was “due to the continuation of the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip towards the State of Israel during the night”, it said in a statement.