Each of these attacks has exacerbated Gaza's already dire situation. The beginning of the second intifada in September sparked an economic downturn, largely the result of Israeli closure policies. Israeli officials say soldiers employ only standard weaponry that complies with international laws. Over half the population lives in the urban centers of the region, with Gaza City being the largest amongst them. Rami Hamdan, as he slumped into a chair to catch his breath in between surgeries. Winters are rainy and cold.
The West Bank and Gaza: A Population Profile
At square kilometres, Gaza is home to a population of more than 1. Thank you for signing up. The following article was written in November , during an Israeli offensive -- Operation Pillar of Defense -- aimed at the Palestinian group Hamas. In politically stable times, as much as one-tenth of the Palestinian population travels daily to Israel where they are not allowed to stay overnight to work in menial jobs. Despite calls by PA Pres. But after a decade of war, siege, and Hamas rule, just about everyone wants out — even if only temporarily. Arab leaders rejected the declaration and invaded to maintain a unified, independent, Arab Palestine.
Palestine - Palestinian territories of Gaza Strip and the West Bank - Nations Online Project
The story must be told. Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, accessed online at www. Israel controls Gaza's airspace and territorial waters, as well as two of the three border crossing points; the third is controlled by Egypt. Women must obey their father or husband. It also had a single standard gauge railway line running the entire length of the strip from north to south along its center. The city of Gaza is the principal city and administrative center.
Industry is largely traditional and rudimentary. Bethlehem University A Catholic Christian co-educational institution of higher learning founded in One World Nations Online. Palestinian groups also accept this. Fatah and HAMAS have since reached a series of agreements aimed at restoring political unity between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank but have struggled to effect them; a reconciliation agreement signed in October remains unimplemented.