Hamas slams Israel`s restrictions on Gaza fishermen

Islamic Hamas movement Sunday slammed the Israeli army`s decision of minimizing the allowed area of fishing for Gaza Strip`s fishermen from six to three miles.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Gaza: Islamic Hamas movement Sunday slammed the Israeli army`s decision of minimizing the allowed area of fishing for Gaza Strip`s fishermen from six to three miles.

"This is another additional Israeli escalation against the people in Gaza Strip," Xinhua quoted Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, as saying in an emailed statement.
He added that Israel`s new measure "shows that the occupation (Israel) is untruthful in stopping the escalation and insists on carrying on with its aggression on our people".
An Israeli army spokeswoman earlier told Xinhua that the new restrictions on Gaza Strip`s fishermen was made "in the light of the ongoing tension and rockets` firing into southern Israel".