Gaza Strip

[ gah-zuh-strip, gaz-uh ]
/ ˈgɑ zə ˈstrɪp, ˈgæz ə /


a coastal area on the eastern Mediterranean: formerly in the Palestine mandate, occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.



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British Dictionary definitions for Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip


a coastal region on the SE corner of the Mediterranean: administered by Egypt from 1949; occupied by Israel from 1967; granted autonomy in 1993 and administered by the Palestinian National Authority from 1994. Pop: 1 763 387 (2013 est). Area: 363 sq km (140 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip
[ (gah-zuh) ]

A small strip of land between Egypt (see also Egypt), Israel, and the Mediterranean Sea. Israel occupied it during the Six-Day War. Populated by Israelis and stateless Palestinians, it has been one of the scenes of the intifada. Arabs see it as part of a future Palestinian state.

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