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What Is the Gaza Strip?

What Is the Gaza Strip?

GAZA - The Gaza Strip is a 140-square-mile piece of land occupied by Palestinians bordering the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and Israel. The area has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has been on the global radar for decades.
The land was occupied by Egypt until Israel took it over during 1967's Six-Day War. The first intifada, or uprising, was sparked on December 9, 1987, in Gaza when an Israeli truck ran into and killed four Palestinians.
When the 1987 intifada broke out in the Jebalia refugee camp in Gaza, it spread to all areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It lasted, with varying levels of intensity, until 1993 when the Oslo Accords were signed.
A total of 1,376 Palestinians were killed by Israel's security forces. Ninty-four Israeli civilians and 91 Israeli security forces were killed by Palestinians.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it was “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihad firing one projectile every seven minutes since a senior commander of the terror group was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike. (Fox News)