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km E to W, and borders on Egypt to the SW with Israel to the N and E. In 2005 the Israelite troops and settlers were withdrawn.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 about 1.7million, mostly Sunni Muslims.

See also: Palestine.

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