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 (gä′zə, găz′ə)
A city of southwest Asia in the Gaza Strip, a narrow coastal area along the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Israel and Egypt. The territory was part of the British mandate for Palestine (1920-1948), passed to Egypt in 1949, and was occupied by Israel in 1967. Palestinian autonomy was promised in the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, and limited autonomy was granted in a 1993 Israeli-Palestinian accord. The city of Gaza was one of the five major Philistine city-kingdoms.


(Placename) a city in the Gaza Strip: a Philistine city in biblical times. It was under Egyptian administration from 1949 until occupied by Israel (1967). Pop: 787 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: Ghazzah


(ˈgɑ zə, ˈgæz ə, ˈgeɪ zə)

a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gaza Strip, adjacent to SW Israel. 118,300.
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Noun1.Gaza - a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and EgyptGaza - a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt; "he is a Palestinian from Gaza"
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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The inventor, Azzah Al-Ghamdi, received a special prize from the show, honors from the Canadian Inventors Organization, and a gold medal from Taiwan Inventors Association.
Chief guests of the function were Shaikha Azzah bint Abdallah Alnuaimi, general manager of Al Hamid bin Rashed Organisation, and Hamad Tarim, director of Ajman Health City.
Azzah Ibrahim, one of the passengers injured in the accident, told the AP he remembers the bus overturning.
The source added that army units targeted militants' gatherings surrounding Aleppo Central Prison, the industrial city, al-Atareb, al-Mislmiyeh, Handarat, Hiritan, Khan al-Assal, Daret Azzah, Khan Touman, al-Braij and Bahret al-Shurfeh in Aleppo countryside, killing and injuring a number of militants.
Reed, "From Asael and Semihazah to Uzzah, Azzah, and Azael: 3 Enoch 5 ([section][section]7-8) and Jewish Reception-History of I Enoch," Jewish Studies Quarterly 8 (2001).
Meanwhile, Ezz-Eddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said its fighters fired three missiles of the 107 type into Kfar azzah town in south Israel.
AbdulAziz bin Abdullah al-Hinai, Sultanate's Ambassador to the United Kingdom met at Delfina Cultural Foundation which is interested in contemporary arts with AbdulRahim al-Hooti, Adham al-Farsi, Issa al-Mafraji, Asilah al-Alawi, Layla al-Jahwari and Azzah al-Bakri, Omani artists who visited Delfina.
June 22, Darat Azzah, 25: Rebels claim to have killed men who they accused of being Assad thugs.
Last month, Tunisian fencer Besbas Azzah refused to face her Israeli counterpart Naomi Mills in the final match of the World Fencing Championships, citing her support for the Palestinian cause.
Mahmoud Azzah said: "I've learnt in the summer camp how to get closer to animals and live in their world.
Al-Baghdadi identified these tribes (he put the number of tribal sheikhs who had pledged allegiance at 70 percent) as "the Duleim, the Jebour, the Ubaid, Zobaa, Qais, Azzah, Tayy, the Janabis, the Hayyalis, the Mushahdeh, the Dayniyyeh, the Bani Zeid, the Mujammaa, the Shammar, the Anizeh, the Sumaydaa, the Nuaym, the Khazraj, the Bani Lheib, the Bu Hayyat, the Bani Hamdan, the al Saadoun, the al Ghanim, the Saideh, the Maadheeh, the Karabileh, the al Salman, and the Kubeisat," and he had listed the areas in which the jihadists operate as Fallouja, al-Garmeh, Amiriyah, Ramadi, al-Gharbiyeh, al-Tarmiyyeh, al-Sinniyeh, Tikrit, Sammara, Baqouba, Al Udheim, Mosul, Kirkuk, Talafar, and Baghdad; see Nibras Kazimi, "Would-Be Caliph's Inaugural Address.