What is Qawasmeh?
Qawasmeh, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with the murder of the boys, who went missing on June 12 and were discovered dead a couple of weeks later. In September Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisheh were killed in a firefight with Israeli forces in Hebron.
Is Gaza a city or a country?
Gaza Strip, Arabic Qiṭāʿ Ghazzah, Hebrew Reẓuʿat ʿAzza, territory occupying 140 square miles (363 square km) along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula. The Gaza Strip is unusual in being a densely settled area not recognized as a de jure part of any extant country.
Why is Gaza so important?
Gaza is dependent on Israel for its water, electricity, telecommunications, and other utilities. The Gaza Strip acquired its current northern and eastern boundaries at the cessation of fighting in the 1948 war, confirmed by the Israel–Egypt Armistice Agreement on 24 February 1949.
Who lives in the West Bank?
Between 2.1 million and 3 million (sources vary) Palestinian Arabs live in the West Bank under both limited self-rule and Israeli military rule. The West Bank (excluding East Jerusalem) is also home to some 430,000 Israeli Jews who live in 132 settlements (and 124 smaller “outposts”) built under Israel’s occupation.
Is Jerusalem in Gaza?
Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967 and has since maintained control. In 1980, Israel officially absorbed East Jerusalem and proclaimed the whole of the city to be its capital….Palestinians.
What country is Gaza Strip?
It borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) and Israel on the east and north along a 51 km (32 mi) border. The Gaza Strip and the West Bank are claimed by the de jure sovereign State of Palestine….Gaza Strip.
|Gaza Strip قِطَاعُ غَزَّةَ Qiṭāʿu Ġazzah|
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