[gah-zuh, gaz-uh, gey-zuh]
- 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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Examples from the Web for gaza
I saw it first hand during the conflict in Gaza this summer when friendships ended as the conflict and the rhetoric heated up.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
Since June, Israel has conducted two large-scale military operations in the West Bank and Gaza.
The roots of the violence can be found in the nearly six decades since Israel conquered Gaza and the West Bank.
The area has long been peaceful, missing out on the turmoil common to the Gaza and the occupied West Bank.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads
November 10, 2014
That morning, Israeli Air Force launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to hundreds of incoming rockets from Gaza.
I was in Gaza, gagged and bound; the Philistines hemmed me in.The Golden Age
And this victory of Italicus produced the conversion of several persons at Gaza.The Phantom World
The history of the first battle of Gaza may be read elsewhere.
And how we had to wait for our dinner at Gaza till the camels came up?
"I shall soon have as great a horror of Gaza as Samson had," said she, sotto voce.
- 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
Word Origin and History for gaza
Arabic form of Hebrew 'az "force, strength." Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper