The Israeli regime has cut the offshore fishing restriction it imposes for vessels off the Gaza shore after an alleged launch of incendiary balloons from the besieged enclave towards the occupied territories.

An unnamed Israeli regime official told media outlets on Thursday that as of Wednesday the fishing limit for Gaza fishermen had been reduced from a maximum of 15 nautical miles to 10.

Israel has cut the fishing zone it allows off Gaza in the third such measure in a fortnight, citing Palestinian incendiary balloons.

It was only on Tuesday that Israel restored the limit to 15 miles after a previous reduction last week. It imposed a similar cut on May 23.

The limit of up to 15 nautical miles set ahead of Israel’s April general election was the largest allowed in years.

Under the Oslo Accords signed in 1993, Israel is obligated to permit fishing up to 20 nautical miles, but this has never been implemented.

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