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Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip () is a self-governing entity on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt on the southwest (11 km) and Israel on the east and north . From 2007, the Gaza Strip is de-facto governed by Hamas, a Palestinian faction claiming to be the legitimate representatives of the Palestinian National Authority and the Palestinian People....

Gaza Province

Gaza is a province of Mozambique. It has an area of 75,709 km² and a population of 1,333,106 (2006). Xai-Xai is the capital of the province. Inhambane Province is to the east, Manica Province to the north, Maputo Province to the south, South Africa to the west, and Zimbabwe to the northwest. Geography Most of the district lies in the basin of the Limpopo River, which runs from northwest to southeast through the district, emptying into the Indian Ocean near Xai-Xai. The Changane River, a tributary of the Limpopo, forms part of the province's eastern boundary....

First Battle of Gaza

The First Battle of Gaza was fought on 26 March 1917 during the first attempt by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) to invade the southern region of the Ottoman Empire territory of Palestine during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the First World War. Fighting took place in and around the town of Gaza on the Mediterranean coast when Desert Column part of the EEF, attacked the town. Late in the afternoon, on the point of capturing Gaza, Desert Column was withdrawn amid concerned for approaching large Ottoman reinforcements....

Third Battle of Gaza

The Third Battle of Gaza was fought during the night of 1/2 November 1917 after the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) victory at the Battle of Beersheba ended the Stalemate in Southern Palestine, during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I....

Battle of Gaza (312 BC)

The Battle of Gaza was a battle of the Third war of the Diadochi between Ptolemy (satrap of Egypt) and Demetrius (son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus). Ptolemy launched an invasion of Syria. With 18,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry he arrived to Gaza in early 312 BC. Demetrius decided to offer him battle, but was routed; losing 500 men killed, a further 8,000 taken prisoner, and losing all his elephants. He retreated to Tripolis in Phoenicia....

Ngazargamu

Gazargamo was the capital of the Bornu Empire from ca. 1460 to 1809. Situated 150 km west of Lake Chad in the Yobe State of modern Nigeria, the impressive remains of the town are still visible. The surrounding wall is 6.6 km long and in parts it is still up to 5 m high. The town was built by Mai Ali Gaji (1455–1487) after the final defeat of the Dawudid branch of the Sefuwa ruling dynasty. The city was then an important centre for trade and learning, at its height home to around 20,000 inhabitants....

Burgazada

Burgazada, Burgazadası, or shortly Burgaz (Antigoni) is the third largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Burgaz is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. In 2003 Burgaz suffered a terrible forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of its entire woodland. The island consists of a single hill 2 kilometres across....

Guanagazapa

Guanagazapa is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala....

Gaza Street bus bombing

The Gaza Street bus bombing was a suicide bombing on Gaza Street in central Jerusalem, Israel on January 29, 2004. A Palestinian bomber detonated an explosive belt on an Egged bus #19 traveling between the two campuses of Hadassah Medical Center. Eleven passengers were killed and over 50 people were wounded, 13 of them seriously. The attack On January 29, 2004, shortly before 9:00 AM, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself in the back of an Egged bus at the corner of Gaza and Arlozorov streets in Jerusalem, near the official residence of the Prime Minister of Israel....

North Gaza Governorate

The North Gaza Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority in the Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority aside from its border with Israel, airspace and maritime territory. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the Governorate had a population of 270,245 (7.2% of the Palestinian population) with 40,262 households in mid-year 2007 encompassing three municipalities, two rural districts and one refugee camp. It has five seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council, in 2006 they were all won by members of Hamas....

Gazaria Upazila: Gazaria is one of the Six Upazila of Munshiganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.It is 28 kilometer away from the Capital Dhaka and bounded by Sonargaon and Homna upazilas on the north,...

Islamic University of Gaza: The Islamic University of Gaza, also known as IUG, IU Gaza, or The University of Gaza, is an independent Palestinian university established in 1978 in Gaza City, Palestinian territories. The univer...

Fatah–Hamas battle in Gaza: The Fatah–Hamas battle in Gaza, also referred to as Hamas' takeover of Gaza was a short military conflict between Fatah and Hamas, that took place in the Gaza Strip between 10 and 15 June 2007. It w...

Gaza Governorate: The Gaza Governorate () is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority located in the north central Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority aside from ...

Siege of Gaza: During the Siege of Gaza, Alexander the Great, by utilizing the engines he had employed against Tyre, succeeded in reaching the walls. After three unsuccessful assaults, the stronghold was taken by...

2008 breach of the Gaza–Egypt border: The breach of the Gaza-Egypt border began on 23 January 2008, after Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip set off an explosion near the Rafah Border Crossing, destroying part of the Israel and Egypt – G...

Great Mosque of Gaza: The Great Mosque of Gaza (transliteration: Jāmaʿ Ghazza al-Kabīr) also known as the Great Omari Mosque (transliteration: Jāmaʿ al-ʿUmarī al-Kabīr) is the largest and oldest mosque in the Gaza...

Chingaza Dam: Chingaza Dam is a large dam in Colombia which supplies water to the capital city of Bogota. The dam, on the Guatiquia River, is in the Chingaza National Park, 55 km northeast of Bogota. The dam is gr...

Port of Gaza: The Port of Gaza is a port on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza. History In antiquity, Gaza was the principal port city on the Mediterranean that served the Incense Road. It was originall...

Zeitoun, Gaza: Zeitoun is a district of Gaza, located in the southern part of the city. History It was built in the 1930s and 1940s as Gaza developed outside its center. Much of the funding for the initial constru...

Gazantarak: Gazantarak is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghonchi District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 13,359....

American International School in Gaza: American International School in Gaza is a school located in Gaza. The school opened in 1999. During Israel's bombing of Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, the school was destroyed by an aerial bomb. Islami...

Bil'in, Gaza: Bil'in was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Gaza. It was depopulated by the Israel Defence Force during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 8, 1948 under Operation An-Far. It was located 39...

Gazaoua: Gazaoua is a village and rural commune in Niger. ...

Tagazar: Tagazar is a village and rural commune in Niger. ...

Gaza Mall: The Gaza Mall is a shopping mall that opened in Gaza in July 2010. The fully air-conditioned, modern, indoor shopping venue in the upscale Rimal neighborhood of Gaza extends over 19,000 sq. ft. There ...

Gaza Airstrip: Gaza Airstrip, also known as Gush Katif Airport, is a small airfield in the Gaza Strip approximately two miles north of the town of Khan Yunis, and adjacent to the UNRWA Khan Younis refugee camp. It i...

2006 Gaza cross-border raid: The 2006 Gaza cross-border raid was a cross-border raid which was carried out on 25 June 2006 in which a Palestinian militant squad thought to consist of 7 to 8 militants managed to cross the border ...

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