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A Palestinian fisherman works at the port in Gaza City on December 01, 2011. Before the Israeli embargo on the Palestinian territory, some 3,500 fishermen plied their trade off Gaza's 40-kilometre (25-mile) Mediterranean coastline, with around 30,000 people relying on the fishing industry. Today, as Gaza fishing boats approach the three nautical mile (5.5 kilometre) mark Israeli warships turn them back with warning shots and occasionally seize the vessels as part of a naval blockade on the Hamas-ruled coastal strip tightened after the 2008-2009 Gaza war. Photo by Majdi Fathi