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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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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.
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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.
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The Chamber's strategy for the development of women in the workplace was recognised and confirmed as successful when the Executive Director of the Human Resources Department at Dubai Chamber, Azzah Al-Sharhan, won the HR Director of the year 2008 award during the GCC HR Excellence Award ceremony held in Dubai in June this year," Buamim added.
The Emirates Nationals Development Programme found jobs for 2,037 UAE citizens last year, mostly in retail and banking, according to ENDP director Azzah al-Sharhan.