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      Archive: 5/21/2013

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        5/21/2013, Sivan 12, 5773

      Israel Doubles Gaza Fishing Zone

      The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced, Tuesday morning, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon have decided to give the IDF permission to expand the Mediterranean fishing zone for Gaza fishermen to six miles/9.66 kilometers. General Eitan Dangot, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, updated Palestinian Authority authorities personally.

      The zone was reduced to three miles/4.83 kilometers on March 21st as a response to rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled area.