Palestinians in Gaza use tunnels, farms to meet seafood demand

Palestinians catching fish at a farm in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (REUTERS)

With their fishermen at risk of being shot at by the Israeli navy, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are finding new ways to supply the blockaded territory with a staple that is in short supply.

Seafood is coming into the Mediterranean enclave through tunnels from Egypt and fish farms are starting to fill a supply gap resulting from restrictions that stop fishermen from venturing more than5.5km from the coast. The emergence of new ways of supplying seafood highlights the ever deepening impact of a blockade that controls land, air and sea access to Gaza, ruled by the Hamas group.

Egypt has already started work on building a steel wall to curb tunnels.

 

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