Liberman orders expansion of Gaza’s fishing zone for 3 months

The Israeli Navy expands the fishing zone allowed to Gazan fishermen from six nautical miles to nine for the next three months, following a decision Tuesday by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

The decision is seen as one step to ease tensions in Gaza as mass protests continue along its border with Israel.

Israel has maintained a naval and land blockade along its borders with Gaza since the Hamas terror group gained control of the territory from the Palestinian Authority in 2007.

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