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Gaza

[gah-zuh, gaz-uh, gey-zuh]
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noun
  1. a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gaza Strip, adjacent to SW Israel; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule: ancient trade-route center.
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Gaza

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for gaza

Gaza

Arabic form of Hebrew 'az "force, strength." Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.

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