Hamas estimates $1.2 billion in Palestinian damage during 8-day Gaza operation, with $545 million in direct property damage.
Where will they seek shelter in times of war, like the fighting that has raged in Gaza for almost three weeks?
This is Gaza today: the self-reflective confidence of an academic conference along with the dwindling of public services.
Why, you might be asking, does Israel strike Gaza in response to attacks from Sinai?
On Tuesday morning, a grad rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip toward the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
A hundred and fifty miles of desert stretched away to the east of it, until one came to the gardens of Gaza in Palestine.
I was in Gaza, gagged and bound; the Philistines hemmed me in.
From these points they looked down upon and dominated the town of Gaza.
The history of the first battle of Gaza may be read elsewhere.
Hilarion was born in the village of Thabatha, which lies about five miles to the south of Gaza, in Palestine.
Arabic form of Hebrew 'az "force, strength." Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.
called also Azzah, which is its Hebrew name (Deut. 2:23; 1 Kings 4:24; Jer. 25:20), strong, a city on the Mediterranean shore, remarkable for its early importance as the chief centre of a great commercial traffic with Egypt. It is one of the oldest cities of the world (Gen. 10:19; Josh. 15:47). Its earliest inhabitants were the Avims, who were conquered and displaced by the Caphtorims (Deut. 2:23; Josh. 13:2, 3), a Philistine tribe. In the division of the land it fell to the lot of Judah (Josh. 15:47; Judg. 1:18). It was the southernmost of the five great Philistine cities which gave each a golden emerod as a trespass-offering unto the Lord (1 Sam. 6:17). Its gates were carried away by Samson (Judg. 16:1-3). Here he was afterwards a prisoner, and "did grind in the prison house." Here he also pulled down the temple of Dagon, and slew "all the lords of the Philistines," himself also perishing in the ruin (Judg. 16:21-30). The prophets denounce the judgments of God against it (Jer. 25:20; 47:5; Amos 1:6, 7; Zeph. 2:4). It is referred to in Acts 8:26. Philip is here told to take the road from Jerusalem to Gaza (about 6 miles south-west of Jerusalem), "which is desert", i.e., the "desert road," probably by Hebron, through the desert hills of Southern Judea. (See SAMSON.) It is noticed on monuments as early as B.C. 1600. Its small port is now called el-Mineh.