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October 19, 2014 12:07 pm

Israeli Officer Says Gaza Shore is Giant Smuggling Tunnel

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Israeli Navy vessels off the shore of Israel during a training exercise. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Times of Israel – As the Gaza Strip’s authorized fishing zone grows, so shall the danger posed to Israeli gas processing platforms off the coast of Ashkelon as well as merchant ships docking in Ashdod, an Israeli Naval official tasked with safeguarding Israel’s maritime boundary with Gaza told Israel Radio on Saturday.

The expansion of the Gaza fishing zone from its current six-mile limit was one of Hamas’s key demands during the recent Gaza conflict. Israel said it would consider such a move as part of the ceasefire agreement with the terror group, though no actual change has been made so far.

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