Gaza/Gaza Strip

Gaza is the principle city in this narrow self-governing Palestinian state of 365 square km on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is some 41 km N to S by 6-12 km E to W, and borders on Egypt to the SW with Israel to the N and E. In 2005 the Israelite troops and settlers were withdrawn. It is now home to over 2 million, mostly Sunni Muslims, with half of the population under 18 years of age. The brutal and deadly attack by Hamas terrorists into Israel on October 6th, 2023 triggered the response by Israel to declare war on the Humas militants whose desire is Israel’s destruction which is the opposite to God's to bless Israel and bring about peace (Ps 122:6). Hamas’s hatred of Israel places it under God’s curse (Gen 12:3).

See also: Palestine.