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Rafah Destination Guide

Delve into Rafah in Palestinian Territory!

Rafah in the region of Gaza Strip with it's 126,305 residents is a place located in Palestinian Territory - some 308 mi (or 496 km) South-East of East Jerusalem, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Rafah in Palestinian Territory

Local time in Rafah is now 04:31 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Gaza" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Damascus, Amman, Tyre, Beirut, Umm al Kilab or Khirbat al-Adas. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

22°C / 71 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 13°C / 55 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 76%
Air Pressure 1021.8 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 24th of April 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 23°C (73 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)
Wednesday, 25th of April 2018
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 24°C (75 °F)
Night: 15°C (60 °F)
Thursday, 26th of April 2018
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 22°C (72 °F)
Night: 15°C (59 °F)


A Message of Truth to Egypt's Government...

02:05 min ( January 09, 2010 by sHaDoWsOFisLaM)
Views: 21,199 - Rating: 4.86364/5

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever of you sees an evil deed should change it with his hand [by acting], or if he cannot do that, then with his tongue [by speaking out], or if he c...

Very close explosion in Rafah - Gaza Str...

00:16 min ( March 02, 2009 by mahmoud01234567)
Views: 7,796 - Rating: 4.66667/5

Israeli fighter drowing bomb near us in rafah city in gaza strip

The War Tapes: Israeli UAV over Rafah

01:40 min ( June 06, 2009 by kaxlan2009)
Views: 6,903 - Rating: 4.47059/5

Unedited footage of Israeli UAV flying over the Palestinian city of Rafah on the 30th of December 2008, during the recent massacres. Most probably is a Heron used for surveillance only, without weapon...

Gaza War

02:01 min ( January 05, 2009 by Roy Watkinson)
Views: 32,164 - Rating: 3.94643/5

Stop the Gaza War. Both Parties are as bad as each other but why should the children suffer? Please do what you can to share this video and get the war stopped. If you have children just look into you...

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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Raphia

The Battle of Raphia, also known as the Battle of Gaza, was a battle fought on 22 June 217 BC near modern Rafah between the forces of Ptolemy IV Philopator, king of Egypt and Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom during the Syrian Wars. It was one of the largest battles of the Hellenistic kingdoms of the Diadochi and was waged to determine the sovereignty of Coele Syria.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.29, 34.26 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:210s BC conflicts, 217 BC, Battles involving the Ptolemaic Kingdom, Syrian Wars

Sheikh Khalifa City

Sheikh Khalifa City in the southwestern Gaza Strip, is the site named after United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who finances the construction of a major housing programme of 3000 apartments http://uaeinteract. com/government/development_aid. asp. Once called "Morag", when it was a Gush Katif settlement, it has been retroceded to the Palestinian authorities after the settlers' buildings and facilities were destroyed by Israel in 2005.

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Located at 31.29, 34.26 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Villages in the Gaza Strip

Yasser Arafat International Airport

Yasser Arafat International Airport, formerly Gaza International Airport and Dahaniya International Airport, is located in the Gaza Strip, in between Rafah and Dahaniya, close to the Egyptian border. It is owned, and was operated, by the Palestinian Authority, and served as the home airport for Palestinian Airlines. The airport was able to handle 700,000 passengers per year and operated 24 hours and 364 days a year.

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Located at 31.29, 34.26 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in the Palestinian territories, Aviation in the Palestinian territories, Buildings and structures in the Gaza Strip, Defunct airports, Yasser Arafat

Gush Katif

Gush Katif was a bloc of 17 Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza strip. Gush Katif was specifically mentioned by Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who fell victim to an assassin in 1995, as essential to Israel's security border. In August 2005, the Israeli army moved the 8,600 residents of Gush Katif to Israel. They were evicted from the area and their homes demolished as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip portion of the Palestinian Territories.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.29, 34.26 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Former Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip, Geography of the Gaza Strip, Historic Jewish communities, Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, Populated places established in 1968

Hevel Shalom

Hevel Shalom is an area in the western Negev desert close to Israel's border with the Gaza Strip and Egypt's Sinai. This area was elected to be substitutive area for evacuees from Yamit.

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Located at 31.29, 34.26 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Eshkol Regional Council, Regions of Israel

Quote of the moment

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes