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Gaza Fishermen Still Wary As Fishing Zone Expanded

In Gaza, everyone's a politician. Even the weather-beaten men who make their living from the sea. On Tuesday, Abu Wassim — a 40-year-old fisherman — was happily loading two large sea bass into the back of his jeep. Just over six years ago, Wassim and his fellow Gaza fishermen were banned by the Israelis from fishing beyond three miles off shore. Israel has now extended their fishing zone to six miles as part of the ceasefire agreement. The fishermen say venturing into the expanded zone is hazardous, and that Israeli's have already fired warning shots at them.
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