Israel has eased some restrictions on Palestinian fisherman as part of the Gaza Strip ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt, Hamas officials said Saturday, DPA reported.
Fishermen based in Gaza can now sail up to six nautical miles away from the coast, instead of three, Ra'fat Shehada, the chief of the Egyptian intelligence, told Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haneya.
Egyptian and Israeli officials are to meet on Monday to discuss other aspects of the ceasefire, which ended eight days of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli reprisals.
Israeli airstrikes killed 168 Palestinians, while six Israelis were killed by Palestinian fire during the eight-day conflict.
Israel imposed a 300-metre-wide buffer zone along its border with Gaza and restricted the movement of fishing boats when the Islamic movement took over the Strip by force, in 2007.