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The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Closing the Gaza Sea to fishermen is a flagrant violation of international law

Today, Tuesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the decision of the occupation authorities to close the Gaza Sea to Palestinian fishermen, and considered it an extension of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and an integral part of the collective punishment imposed on the Palestinian people, and a link in the series of suffocating restrictions imposed on it to destroy the citizens' economies.

The ministry considered, according to the Palestinian News Agency, that this brutal decision is a dangerous escalation in the aggression on the Gaza Strip, due to its disastrous effects on the livelihood and life of the entire Gaza fishing sector and the families who live by this profession.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that the occupation authorities' decision to completely close the Gaza Sea is a flagrant violation of international law, and an attack on the basic civil rights of Palestinian citizens, including restrictions on freedom of movement and movement to and from the Gaza Strip and other forms of daily violations.

The Ministry called on the United Nations Security Council and the relevant UN organizations and councils to shoulder all their responsibilities in pressuring the occupying power to immediately rescind this decision, and to impose deterrent international sanctions on Israel to force it to respect international law.