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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.
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(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
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(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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References in classic literature ?
The first day he broke all the doors in with a single push of his shoulder; and I expected to see him leave Rueil in the same way as Samson left Gaza. But his temper cooled down, like his friend's; he not only gets used to his captivity, but jokes about it."
Next came one Who mourn'd in earnest, when the Captive Ark Maim'd his brute Image, head and hands lopt off In his own Temple, on the grunsel edge, Where he fell flat, and sham'd his Worshipers: DAGON his Name, Sea Monster, upward Man And downward Fish: yet had his Temple high Rear'd in AZOTUS, dreaded through the Coast Of PALESTINE, in GATH and ASCALON, And ACCARON and GAZA's frontier bounds.
Three hinges and a lock burst at the same instant, and he went out into the empty path behind, carrying the great garden door with him, as Samson carried the gates of Gaza.
Summary: Tel Aviv [Israel], Aug 18 (ANI): Israel on Saturday said that it opened fire at an armed group of Palestinians near the Gaza border after it intercepted the rockets from Gaza.
"I felt shaky and uneasy all day, preparing for this talk" - Jehad Abusalim, a Palestinian from the territory of Gaza
Eight fires have broken out in the Gaza envelope Wednesday as a result of incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip, including two balloons which exploded near the Eshkol Regional Council Wednesday afternoon.
GAZA, Saturday, May 04, 2019 (WAFA) -- At least four Palestinians were injured today in Israeli airstrikes on and shelling of several areas in the Gaza Strip, reported WAFA correspondent.
Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops towards Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City August 3, 2018.
Palestinian protesters holding national flags walk past burning tyres during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration near the fence along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City.
Kuwait-funded 124 housing units spring up across Gaza GAZA, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has delivered some 124 residential units to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as part of efforts to reconstruct a central village, the Palestinian ministry of public works said.
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) in a statement said it remains deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the brutal killings of over 200 Palestinians and serious injuries of over 16,000 Palestinians by the Israeli Occupation Forces during the Great March of Return, and the ongoing illegal blockade of Gaza.
(AFP) 2 / 3 3 / 3 A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel.