Concept

Gaza Strip

Summary
The Gaza Strip ('gɑːzə; قِطَاعُ غَزَّةَ DIN qɪˈtˤɑːʕ ˈɣaz.za), or simply Gaza, is a Palestinian exclave on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The smaller of the two Palestinian territories, it borders Egypt on the southwest for and Israel on the east and north along a border. Together, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank make up the State of Palestine, while being under Israeli military occupation since 1967. The territories of Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory. Both fell under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, but the Strip is governed by Hamas, a militant, fundamentalist Islamic organization, which came to power in the last-held elections in 2006. Since then, Gaza has been under a full Israeli-led land, sea and air blockade. This prevents people and goods from freely entering or leaving the territory. The Strip is long, from wide, and has a total area of . With around 2 million Palestinians on some 365 square kil
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