Gaza Destination Guide
Delve into Gaza in Palestinian Territory!
Gaza in the region of Gaza Strip with it's 410,000 residents is located in Palestinian Territory - some 301 mi (or 485 km) South-East of East Jerusalem, the country's capital.
Current time in Gaza is now 09:11 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Gaza" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Damascus, Amman, Tyre, Beirut, Saknat az Zarqa or Madinat al 'Awdah. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Thousands of Palestinians, mainly supporters of the 3 main Palestinian leftist parties (PFLP, DFLP, PPP) gathered in Gaza City for the Workers Day demonstration, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
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An Israeli missile has flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City, as Palestinian militants in Gaza continue to fire rockets toward Israelis cities. (Nov. 18)
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Interesting facts about this location
First Battle of Gaza
The First Battle of Gaza was fought on 26 March 1917 during the first attempt by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) to invade the southern region of the Ottoman Empire territory of Palestine during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the First World War. Fighting took place in and around the town of Gaza on the Mediterranean coast when Desert Column part of the EEF, attacked the town.
Located at 31.5, 34.47 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Battle of Yaunis Khan
The Battle of Yaunis Khan was fought on October 28, 1516, between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamelukes. The Mamelukes cavalry forces led by Janbirdi al-Ghazali attacked the Ottomans that were trying to cross Gaza on the way to Egypt. The Ottomans were led by Grand Vizier Hadim Sinan Pasha and they were able to break the Egyptian Mameluke cavalry charge. Al-Ghazali was wounded during the confrontation and the left-over Mameluke forces and their commander Al-Ghazali retreated to Cairo.
The Karni Crossing was a cargo terminal on the Israel-Gaza Strip barrier. It is located in the north-eastern end of the Gaza Strip and was opened in 1994 after the signing of the Oslo Accords, in order to allow Palestinian merchants to export and import goods. This was done as a 'back-to-back' transfer, meaning that Palestinian products meant for export are removed from a Palestinian truck and placed in an Israeli truck, or vice versa for incoming goods.
Battle of Gaza (312 BC)
The Battle of Gaza was a battle of the Third war of the Diadochi between Ptolemy and Demetrius. Ptolemy launched an invasion of Syria. With 18,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry he arrived to Gaza in early 312 BC. Demetrius decided to offer him battle, but was routed; losing 500 men killed, a further 8,000 taken prisoner, and losing all his elephants. He retreated to Tripolis in Phoenicia.
Muhammad al-Durrah incident
The Muhammad al-Durrah incident took place in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000, on the second day of the Second Intifada, amid widespread rioting throughout the Palestinian territories. Jamal al-Durrah and his 12-year-old son, Muhammad, were filmed by Talal Abu Rahma, a Palestinian cameraman freelancing for France 2, as they sought cover behind a concrete cylinder after being caught in crossfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian security forces.
Located at 31.5, 34.47 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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