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Full Siege Of The Gaza Strip

Full Siege Of The Gaza Strip:

Israel recently ordered a full siege of the Gaza Strip and vowed to obliterate Hamas after its all-out offensive entered the next phase.

  • Gaza Strip is a self-governing Palestinian territory located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The territory takes its name from Gaza, its main city.
  • It forms the smaller of the two Palestinian territories — the other being the West Bank.
  • It is bordered by Israel to the north and east and Egypt to the south.
  • It is a 41km (25-mile) long and 10km-wide territory.
  • It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. More than 2 million people live in the territory.
  • The population is predominantly Palestinian, with the majority being Sunni Muslims.
  • Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist organisation, currently governs the Gaza Strip.
  • It took control in 2007 after it won elections there the year before. Since then, no elections have been held.