Gaza City

What is Gaza City known for?


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37 However, by the 10th century CE the city had been rebuilt by a third Arab caliphate ruled by the Abbasids (Abbasid Caliphate); Arab geographer al-Muqaddasi described Gaza as "a large town lying on the highroad to Egypt on the border of the desert." al-Muqaddasi quoted in le Strange, 1890, p.442 mode 1up 442 In 977 a fourth Arab caliphate ruled by the Fatimid Caliphate

;ref name "mah" In 1154, Arab traveller al-Idrisi wrote Gaza "is today very populous and in the hands of the Crusaders." Yaqut al-Hamawi quoted in le Strange, 1890, p. 442 mode 1up 442 In 1187 the Ayyubid (Ayyubid dynasty) forces, led by Saladin, captured Gaza and later destroyed the city's fortifications in 1191. Richard the Lionheart apparently refortified the city in 1192

visited the city in 1355, he noted that it was "large and populous, and has many mosques." Ibn Batutta quoted in le Strange, 1890, p.442 mode 1up 442 The Mamluks contributed to Gazan architecture by building mosques, Islamic schools, hospitals, caravansaries, and public baths. They also allowed Jews to return to the city, and the Mamluk period saw a flourishing


sweet+products

date 28 May 2010 Atfaluna is a stylish restaurant near Gaza port run and staffed by deaf people with the goal of building a society that is more accepting of people with disabilities. Throughout the Old City there are street stalls that sell cooked beans, hummus, roasted sweet potatoes, falafel, and kebabs. Coffeehouses (''qahwa'') serve Arabic coffee and tea. Gaza's well-known sweet shops, Saqqala and Arafat, sell common Arab sweet

products and are located off Wehda Street. Alcohol is a rarity, found only in the United Nations Beach Club. Jacobs, 1994, p.456 Costumes and embroidery Israel has launched with at least 30 simultaneous missiles strikes on Hamas (w:Hamas) installations in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), causing heavy damage. F-16 fighters (w:F-16 Fighting Falcon) targeted security compounds in the city’s centre. Palestinian (Palestine) medical officials report that a United Nations school in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), which was being used as a shelter for civilians, took a direct hit from an Israeli (Israel) tank, killing more than 30 Palestinians on the 11 th day of the assault (w:2008–2009_Israel–Gaza_conflict). Israeli officials have stated that rocket fire had emerged from within the school. Doctors of the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabaliya report that an additional 10 people died at the hospital and they expect an increase in the casualties as more people may be on the way to the hospital.


ancient part

contained the Jewish and Christian quarters.) Most structures date from the Mamluk and Ottoman eras, and some were built on top of earlier structures. The ancient part of the Old City is about Israel has launched with at least 30 simultaneous missiles strikes on Hamas (w:Hamas) installations in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), causing heavy damage. F-16 fighters (w:F-16 Fighting Falcon) targeted security compounds in the city’s centre. Palestinian (Palestine) medical officials report that a United Nations school in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), which was being used as a shelter for civilians, took a direct hit from an Israeli (Israel) tank, killing more than 30 Palestinians on the 11 th day of the assault (w:2008–2009_Israel–Gaza_conflict). Israeli officials have stated that rocket fire had emerged from within the school. Doctors of the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabaliya report that an additional 10 people died at the hospital and they expect an increase in the casualties as more people may be on the way to the hospital.


quality water

Ghazza . The Gaza Aquifer is used as Gaza's main resource for obtaining quality water. However, the majority of water from Wadi Ghazza is transported to Jerusalem. Israel has launched with at least 30 simultaneous missiles strikes on Hamas (w:Hamas) installations in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), causing heavy damage. F-16 fighters (w:F-16 Fighting Falcon) targeted security compounds in the city’s centre. Palestinian (Palestine) medical officials report that a United Nations school in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), which was being used as a shelter for civilians, took a direct hit from an Israeli (Israel) tank, killing more than 30 Palestinians on the 11 th day of the assault (w:2008–2009_Israel–Gaza_conflict). Israeli officials have stated that rocket fire had emerged from within the school. Doctors of the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabaliya report that an additional 10 people died at the hospital and they expect an increase in the casualties as more people may be on the way to the hospital.


promoting culture

article007595.shtml Promoting culture and hope in Gaza Institute for Middle East Understanding republishing of ''This Week in Palestine''. Established in 1998, the Arts and Crafts Village is a children's cultural center with the objectives of promoting comprehensive, regular and periodic documentation of creative art in all of its forms. It interacted on a large scale with a class of artists from different nationalities and organized around 100


show strength

President Yasser Arafat rallied in Gaza City to show strength against Hamas. April (death toll: 14) *8 April: Two Israeli combat helicopters, accompanied by an F-16 (F-16 Fighting Falcon) fighter jet (fighter aircraft), attacked a densely populated area of Gaza City. One helicopter launched two missiles against a car carrying Hamas leader Sa'id Arbid. Arbid and two other Hamas members were killed when the car exploded. Soon after a crowd of Palestinians gathered


controversial+victory

, 2004 : The controversial victory of Chen Shui-bian is confirmed by the state electoral commission, with a margin of only 29,518 votes – 0.2% of the total – separating the candidates. Pan-Blue (Pan-Blue Coalition) protestors storm and hurl eggs at the Central Electoral Commission building. (BBC) *Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The United States vetoes a United Nations Security Council resolution


title arts

exhibitions for creative art, ceramics, graphics, carvings and others. Nearly 10,000 children from throughout the Gaza Strip have benefited from the Arts and Crafts Village. The Gaza Theater, financed by contributions from Norway, opened in 2004. ref>


stone throwing

, the Hawks were led by young Palestinians in the large cities of Nablus, Tulkarm, Ramallah and Bethlehem in the West Bank, and Gaza City and Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Most of their attacks were carried out using improvised weapons; stone throwing, stabbing attacks, and use of stolen firearms. The amount of weaponry that they received from PLO sources outside of Israel was negligible, and most of their successes were in the use of stabbing attacks or roadside amnbushes


young population

Little Relief The primary economic activities of Gaza are small-scale industries and agriculture. However, the blockade and recurring conflicts has put the economy under severe pressure. The majority of Gaza's inhabitants are Muslim, although there is also a significant Christian minority (Palestinian Christians). Gaza has a very young population with roughly 75% under the age of 25. The city is currently administered by a 14-member municipal

population decrease. According to a 1997 census by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Gaza and the adjacent al-Shati camp had a population of 353,115, of which 50.9% were males and 49.1% females. Gaza had an overwhelmingly young population with more than half being between the ages of infancy to 19 (60.8%). About 28.8% were between the ages of 20 to 44, 7.7% between 45 and 64, and 3.9% were over the age of 64. ref name "

Gaza City

'''Gaza''' ( Gaza has been dominated by several different peoples and empires throughout its history. The Philistines made it a part of their pentapolis after the Ancient Egyptians had ruled it for nearly 350 years.

Under the Romans (Roman Empire) and later the Byzantines (Byzantine Empire), Gaza experienced relative peace and its port flourished. In 635 AD, it became the first city in Palestine to be conquered by the Rashidun army and quickly developed into a center of Islamic law (Fiqh). However, by the time the Crusaders (Crusades) invaded the city in the late 11th century, it was in ruins. In later centuries, Gaza experienced several hardships—from Mongol (Mongol Empire) raids to floods and locusts, reducing it to a village by the 16th century, when it was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire. During the first half of Ottoman rule, the Ridwan dynasty controlled Gaza and under them the city went through an age of great commerce and peace. The municipality of Gaza was established in 1893.

Gaza fell to British forces (British Army) during World War I, becoming a part (Gaza Subdistrict, Mandatory Palestine) of the British Mandate of Palestine. As a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Egypt administered the newly formed Gaza Strip territory and several improvements were undertaken in the city. Gaza was captured by Israel in the Six-Day War in 1967, but in 1993, the city was transferred to the Palestinian National Authority. In the months following the 2006 election, an armed conflict (Fatah-Hamas conflict) broke out between the Palestinian political factions of Fatah and Hamas, resulting in the latter taking power in Gaza (Battle of Gaza (2007)). Egypt and Israel consequently imposed a blockade (Blockade of the Gaza Strip) on the Gaza Strip. Israel eased the blockade allowing consumer goods in June 2010, and Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing in 2011 to pedestrians. Gaza Benefiting From Israel Easing Economic Blockade Gaza Border Opening Brings Little Relief

The primary economic activities of Gaza are small-scale industries and agriculture. However, the blockade and recurring conflicts has put the economy under severe pressure. The majority of Gaza's inhabitants are Muslim, although there is also a significant Christian minority (Palestinian Christians). Gaza has a very young population with roughly 75% under the age of 25. The city is currently administered by a 14-member municipal council.

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