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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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nouvel aqueduc, sur 51 km, a partir d'Ain Jougar jusqu'a Jebel Oust, en passant par l'aqueduc romain, apprend, mercredi, l'agence TAP, aupres du chef du district de la SONEDE, a Zaghouan, Mohamed Anis Gazzah.
TAP) - The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development will provide 27 million dinars (MD) in funding for the construction of a new 51-kilometer aqueduct from Ain Jougar to 'Jebel Oust, through the Roman aqueduct, head of SONEDE district in Zaghouan Mohamed Anis Gazzah told TAP on Wednesday.
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