The Gaza Strip is a Palestinian stretch of land along the Mediterranean. The main city in the Gaza Strip is called Gaza. The strip is not currently part of any recognized country. It is governed by the Palestinian political party Hamas, within the confines of Israel’s military watch.
It is one of the most densely populated areas on Earth. About 1.8 million people live on a surface of roughly 360 km².
Israel withdrew Jewish-only settlements and troops from Gaza in 2005 in a peace effort, but retains control of the Strip’s borders, coastline and airspace as the Gaza strip is used by the Palestinians (Philistines) to attack them.
80% of the inhabitants are recognized as refugees by the United Nations Works Relief Agency (UNWRA). They live in cities which they call refugee camps. The main problems facing the area are military assaults, unemployment, poverty, lack of access to clean drinking water, lack of access to higher education, lack of access to electricity, and malnutrition.
Gaza was originally part of the land that belonged to the Tribe of Judah, Jesus’ ancestors. Land that was once fruitful is now a desert wasteland.
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