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 Gaza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 145 BC Gaza was conquered by Jonathan the Hasmonean (Brother of Judah the Maccabee).
Gaza was captured by Arabs in the 630s after a siege during which the Jewish population of the city defended it alongside the Byzantine garrison.
With the onset of the Palestinian uprising known as the intifada in 1987, Gaza became a center of political unrest and confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians, and economic conditions in the city worsened.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaza   (1323 words)

 Gaza Strip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gaza Strip is a narrow coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean, in the Middle East, not currently recognized internationally as a de jure part of any sovereign country.
Gaza Strip industries are generally small family businesses that produce textiles, soap, olive-wood carvings, and mother-of-pearl souvenirs; the Israelis have established some small-scale modern industries in an industrial center.
Its airport, the Gaza International Airport, opened on 24 November 1998 as part of agreements stipulated in the Oslo II Accord and the 23 October 1998 Wye River Memorandum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaza_Strip   (1581 words)

Gaza appears to have been the metropolis of the five satrapies which formed the territory of the Philistines; and like the four other cities, Ascalon, Accaron, Azotus, and Geth, it had a king whose power extended to all the cities and villages of the region.
The era of Gaza, found on its coins and on numerous pagan and Christian inscriptions, dates from a journey of Pompey through Palestine, 28 October, 61 B.C. Gaza is mentioned only once in the New Testament (Acts 8:26), in connection with the route followed by the eunuch of Queen Candace.
Gaza, now a Christian city, became rich and prosperous; and during the fifth and sixth centuries was the seat of a famous school of Christian rhetoricians.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06399c.htm   (2172 words)

 Gaza Strip - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Gaza Strip
The Gaza Strip was captured by Israel from Egypt in 1967 during the Six-Day War and occupied by Israel until 1994, when responsibility for its administration was transferred to the Palestine National Authority (PNA).
Part of the British mandate of Palestine until 1948, the Gaza Strip was then occupied by Egypt, with camps being set up for the 180,000 Palestinian refugees who arrived to swell the existing population of 80,000.
Israeli helicopters attacked Palestinian targets in Gaza, and Israeli tanks briefly invaded a refugee camp in Khan Younis and Beit Hanoun in the north in April 2001 and Rafah in the south in July 2001.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Gaza+Strip   (757 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - GAZA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It may, however, be assumed that a Jewish community existed at Gaza at the end of the sixteenth century, and that the Najjara family supplied some of the rabbis of the place.
Israel Najjara, son of the Damascene rabbi Moses Najjara, the author of the songs "Zemirot Yisrael," was chief rabbi of Gaza and president of the tribunal in the middle of the seventeenth century.
There were Jews at Gaza as late as 1799, but they fled in numbers before Napoleon's army; and Volney, who accompanied the latter, and who describes Gaza in detail, does not allude in any way to the Jews.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=91&letter=G   (540 words)

 Gaza. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In ancient times, Gaza was an Egyptian garrison town (it is mentioned in the Tell el Amarna letters); later, it was one of the chief cities of the Philistines.
Gaza was besieged for five months by Alexander the Great and during the wars of the Maccabees and in the Crusades.
With the inception of the Palestinian uprising (Intifada) in Gaza in 1987, the city became a major center of political unrest and violence, and the Gaza Strip remained under frequent military curfew, imposed by Israeli troops sent to quell violence and maintain order.
www.bartleby.com /65/ga/Gaza.html   (638 words)

 Gaza Withdrawal
Gaza disengagement needs to be evaluated on the assumption that it will result immediately or shortly in the loss of Israel's ability to control Gaza's borders with the world.
While, ostensibly, the plan would leave Israel in control of Gaza's borders to enable it to prevent the large-scale introduction of advanced weapons and hostile elements from across the border with Egypt, from the sea, or into Gaza's airport, this is camouflage or sugar-coating reality.
Furthermore, in Gaza there has been a one-kilometer-deep buffer zone inside the fence in which Palestinians are not permitted to construct homes or cultivate fields that could be exploited for purposes of infiltration.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp521.htm   (3274 words)

 Gaza Strip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gaza was an important city in the 15th century BC, when the Egyptian king Thutmose III made it a base for his army in a war with Syria.
In the 8th century BC it was conquered by the Assyrians; from the 3rd to the 1st century BC, Egyptian, Syrian, and Hebrew armies fought for its possession.
Although the city of Gaza has bazaars and markets and some light industry, and the Gaza Strip is an established citrus producing area, the economy cannot support the large population, which has been aided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East.
www.palestinehistory.com /gaza.htm   (555 words)

Gaza was the first Palestinian City to enter the historical records.
Gaza City is the principal city and administrative center of the Gaza Strip, a rectangular coastal area, on the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Egypt and Israel, in what was formerly SW Palestine.
Gaza City is divided into quarters both out of and within the old city limits.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/palestine/gaza.htm   (498 words)

 Gaza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
My Italian friends are today banned from Gaza and the only we have left is pictures remembering the shared time, listening to beduin songs and eating the food the hospitalary people in Gaza shared with us.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Mohammed Abdullah al Halaby sat cross-legged on his filthy cushion Wednesday afternoon, ignoring the roar of helicopter rotors blaring from a nearby taxi driver's radio.
Yesterday, the IDF apache killed four people in Gaza strip, and more than 14 people were injured this attack was by the new US apache which is used now in Israel against innocent people..
gaza.blogspot.com   (4350 words)

 Gaza Strip
The Gaza area changed hands many times in the next 2000 years, but it never achieved the importance of areas farther north along the coast, in the interior, or in Egypt.
The Gaza Strip came under Egyptian control, and its population increased sharply as Palestinian refugees fled the fighting in southern Israel.
Economic development in the Gaza Strip was limited under Egyptian rule, and the region suffered the burden of absorbing its new refugee population.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/history/hiscountries/G/gazastrip.html   (847 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | More Gaza settlers seek payout
Hundreds of settlers in the Gaza Strip yesterday took the first step towards receiving government compensation for the evacuation of the coastal area, according to Itzik Spiegel, a lawyer representing the settlers.
Itzik Ilia, deputy head of the Gaza settler regional council, said yesterday was the deadline for requesting an assessment.
In Gaza soldiers fired on and killed a Palestinian after he and two other gunmen threw grenades and fired on the Jewish settlement of Morag.
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/Story/0,2763,1523875,00.html   (330 words)

 Keywords » Gaza
Equally there were no real efforts made to hide the fact that Israel maintains the right to strike the impoverished and utterly crowded strip at the time of its choosing or that it wished to have total control over anything or anybody that enters or leaves the area.
Gaza’s ‘open air prison’ status, gained since the Israeli occupation in 1967, will hardly be affected.
The pullout from Gaza, which the Israelis staged as nice bit of political theatre, was blogged in several places.
keywords.oxus.net /archives/2005/08/21/gaza   (1588 words)

 USATODAY.com - Gaza pullout ceremony canceled, but plans move ahead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to end military rule over the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation, but the final phase of the historic pullout was marred by bitter disputes with the Palestinians over border arrangements and the future status of the impoverished coastal territory.
Israeli construction crews, meanwhile, were fortifying the border with Gaza with a massive 30-foot concrete barrier to prevent infiltrations.
Gaza is already separate from Israel by a large fence.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-09-11-mideast_x.htm?csp=34   (808 words)

 Bible Study - Old Testament Gaza
Gaza is one of the oldest cities in the world, mentioned specifically by name very nearly at the beginning of The Bible (Genesis 10:19).
Gaza was one of the five major Philistine cities that each gave a sin offering to stop the plague that God inflicted upon them for their capture of The Ark Of The Covenant (1 Samuel 5:1-6, 6:1-2, 6:17).
The prophet Jeremiah spoke of Gaza's devastation by the Egyptians (Jeremiah 47:1-5).
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/otgaza.htm   (261 words)

 Rafah - Palestine
The last time, it was tragic and the Gaza Strip had not yet recovered from the last hell which ended up in killing a family on the beach — the family who were simply enjoying their holiday after school had finished with the beginning of the school holiday.
The death of family and the crying of the 12 years child girl have been shown in all TV channels, such photos of the child whom was enjoying her time and then an Israeli rocket hit all her family leaving all their bodies scattered into many parts.
In Gaza, militant clashes between families and Palestinian factions are taking place as well, many were injured and killed, the last incident, 4 people were killed and many were injured.
rafah.virtualactivism.net /news/todaymain.htm   (3093 words)

 Living in Gaza City
They love their Gaza so why didn't I? I was accompanied by a relative (my childrens cousin) and after many phonecalls to check the status of the border we sat off for Rafah, with butterflies in my stumach.
My relative from Gaza (who unfortunately have gone through a difficult divorce recently) had his, I'm sure first, honest opinion told him straight in the face by this woman (that I stayed at) and I enjoyed every minute of it, sitting beside them trying to understand as musch as possible.
Having left Gaza I'm beginning to see this experience with a little bit of distance and even though it has been hard at times I now have answers to many of the questions I asked myself in the beginning.
www.living-in-gaza.blogspot.com   (2414 words)

 NPR : Israel's Withdrawal from Gaza
Israel finishes evacuating Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the West Bank in a little over a week, ahead of schedule.
Thousands of Palestinians rushed into the area that used to be the Jewish settlements in Gaza, and burned at least four synagogues.
August 23, 2005 · The Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip sets the stage for an intensified power struggle between the ruling Fatah movement of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the militants of the Islamic group Hamas.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4797062   (717 words)

 Gaza articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gaza GAZA [Gaza]   Ghazzah, or Ghuzzeh, town (2003 est.
Gaza, Theodore GAZA, THEODORE [Gaza, Theodore], c.1398-c.1478, Greek scholar, b.
Rafa RAFA [Rafa] or Rafah, town in the present Gaza Strip on the Egyptian border.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/04962.html   (328 words)

 Gaza Strip Pullout May Boost Sharon Image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The heart-rending scenes of Israel's Gaza withdrawal — families uprooted from their homes, anguished worshippers praying as their synagogue was emptied — could be a big image booster for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, showing the world his nation's sacrifices as he redraws Israel's borders.
And because Israel will still control Gaza's air and sea space, at least for the time being, as well as the movement of goods and people into and out of the strip, Palestinians doubt whether Israel's 38-year occupation is really ending — and whether the pullout will help improve Gazans' daily lives.
They also fear that Sharon will try to portray the Gaza pullout, with its images of kicking settlers being dragged away by their limbs, as such a large sacrifice that no further concessions should be required of Israel.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/08/17/international/i122504D62.DTL   (831 words)

 Israeli Forces Take Control of Largest Settlement in Gaza Strip - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza, Aug. 16 - Israeli settlers and sympathizers threw stones and eggs at soldiers and police officers at the largest settlement in Gaza today in an emotionally searing confrontation, as Israelis of the same generation confronted one another over the government's order to vacate the coastal territory captured by Israel 38 years ago.
Dan Harel, said tonight that forces will be concentrated here, in his largest Israeli settlement in Gaza, which has been the focus of resistance to the Israeli decision to pull out of all 21 settlements in Gaza and four small ones in the West Bank.
They confronted the officers, and while there was some scuffling, the most serious incidents occurred when one young man threw a caustic liquid, probably ammonia, into the eyes of a police cameraman, and another tossed urine on a female police officer and paint on a senior commander.
www.nytimes.com /2005/08/16/international/middleeast/16cnd-gaza.html?ex=1281844800&en=0349799c7b3632bb&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (681 words)

 Gaza withdrawal about consolidating occupation of the West Bank - Mashriq / Arabia / Iraq Imperialism / War - Anarkismo
The withdrawal of Israel from Gaza is a step towards consolidating the occupation of the West Bank, not peace.
Showing the world the agony and difficultly of movingnearly 9,000 settlers from Gaza makes the case that removing 400,000 from the West Bank and east Jerusalem would be impossible.
In effect, the 1.4 million inhabitants of Gaza are prisoners in a giant prison whose electrical and concrete fencesare manned by an Israeli army which retains the authority to invade Gazaat will.
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=1217   (1651 words)

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The Gaza based Sut Al Quds radio station, which identifies itself with Palestinian Islamic Jihad, has praised the London terrorist atrocities.
The radio station was broadcasting a sermon, in which a preacher was inciting listeners against Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, which emphasized that mosques under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority routinely incited for murder, and were being used by a variety of organizations with no effective supervision by the Authority.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3111465,00.html   (297 words)

 The Day That Bush Took Gaza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Heightening the president's new Gaza security dilemma is the fact that Israel is planning to retain control of the "Philadelphi" corridor that separates Gaza from Egypt, as well as the sea and air space around Gaza, in order to prevent the smuggling of terrorists and weapons into and out of the Strip.
But this will enable the terrorist groups within Gaza to claim justification for continuing their attacks on Israel and refusing to disarm on the grounds that Israel has not really ended its occupation.
In order to avoid the collapse of the Gaza economy, the president will need to turn to the European Union and the United Nations to repeat the efforts they undertook during the Oslo negotiations to rebuild the Gaza economic infrastructure and supervise quick-start employment projects that could begin to put Gazans back to work.
www.brookings.edu /views/op-ed/indyk/20040425.htm   (1759 words)

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