Palestinian Administered Territories
the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in Israel: these areas were granted autonomous status under the control of the Palestinian National Authority following the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation OrganizationAlso called: Palestinian Autonomous Areas
“Gaza,” “Israel,” — learn the powerful history of these words
The Gaza Strip — also referred to as just Gaza — has made international headlines again. On Sunday, the Israeli government announced that it will ease the overland blockage of some goods into the Palestinian territory. The word “Gaza” comes from the Hebrew “Azzah,” loosely meaning strong city. The entire region is named for its capital city, which has been conquered many times over the centuries. …
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