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Gaza Strip

n the Gaza Strip is 72.[174][175]

Healthcare availability

According to Palestinian leaders in the Gaza Strip, the majority of medical aid delivered are "past their expiration date." Mounir el-Barash, the director of donations in Gaza's health department, claims 30% of aid sent to Gaza is used.[176]

Gazans who desire medical care in Israeli hospitals must apply for a medical visa permit. In 2007, State of Israel granted 7,176 permits and denied 1,627.[177][178]

In 2012, two hospitals funded by Turkey and Saudi Arabia were under construction.[179]

Culture and sports

Gaza amusement park.

Fine arts

The Gaza Strip has been home to a significant branch of the contemporary Palestinian art movement since the mid 20th century. Notable artists include painters Fayez Sersawi, Abdul Rahman al Muzayan and Ismail Shammout, and media artists Taysir Batniji (who lives in France) and

  • Statistical Atlas of Palestine at the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  • Gaza Strip entry at The World Factbook
  • Palestinian Territories at the United States Department of State.
  • Gaza Strip at UCB Libraries GovPubs.
  • Gaza Strip at DMOZ
  • Gaza.net, a directory of Palestinian-related websites.
  • Map of Palestinian Refugee Camps 1993 (UNRWA / CIA / University of Texas, Austin).
  • Ramattan Live Stream of Gaza City via UStream.
  • Children of Jerusalem on Attending The World
  • GazaSiege.org - Background, News and Analysis on the siege of Gaza
  • Hamas In Control of Gaza Strip
  • New Palestinian Cabinet Sworn In
  • Nutritional Assessment of the West Bank and Gaza Strip PDF (72.0 bytes)
  • War Enters the Classrooms: the consequences of the Mideast conflict for children of the Gaza Strip, by Inter Press Service (February 2007).
  • Gaza Strip at Google Maps
  • 1991 Map of the Gaza Strip, showing roads and Israeli towns.
  • 1999 Map of the Gaza Strip (annotated photo).
  • 2005 Map of the Gaza Strip (CIA / University of Texas, Austin).
  • Life in the Gaza Strip at BBC News
  • Mowing the lawn (July 2014), analysis of Gaza by Mouin Rabbani, London Review of Books
  • Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent, The New York Times
  • Archive 1 and Archive 2 of reports on Gaza, including economic, social, political, cultural and security issues in Israel and Egypt directly impacting Gaza, The Real News Network
  • Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All,   The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense,   Why Israel Lies ,   On the root causes of the conflict between Israel and Gaza, and deconstructing the media's depiction of Gaza, Chris Hedges, Truthdig and TRNN
  • "The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day".   In July and August 2014, after 28 days, at least 1,834 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.   Related: protects US elites from Gaza’s brutal realityThe New York TimesInhuman shield: How , Patrick Connors, Mondoweiss
  • A Slaughter Of Innocents, Henry Siegman's interview with Democracy Now! on Gaza, July 2014

External links

  • Bregman, Ahron (2002). Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-28716-6.
  • Cobham, David P.; Kanafani, Noman (2004). The economics of Palestine: economic policy and institutional reform for a viable Palestinian state (Illustrated ed.). Routledge.  
  • Filiu, Jean-Pierre: Gaza: A History. Hurst & Company, 2014. ISBN 978-1-84904-401-1

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Notes and references

See also

Most Gaza households have a radio and a TV (70%+), and approximately 20% have a personal computer. People living in Gaza have access to FTA satellite programs, broadcast TV from the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, the Israel Broadcasting Authority, and the Second Israeli Broadcasting Authority.[185]

Television and radio

The Gaza Strip has rudimentary land line telephone service provided by an open-wire system, as well as extensive mobile telephone services provided by PalTel (Jawwal) and Israeli providers such as Cellcom. Gaza is serviced by four internet service providers that now compete for ADSL and dial-up customers.

Telephone service

Telecommunications

The Yasser Arafat International Airport opened on 24 November 1998 after the signing of the Oslo II Accord and the Wye River Memorandum. It was closed by Israel in October 2000. Its radar station and control tower were destroyed by Israel Defense Forces aircraft in 2001 during the al-Aqsa Intifada, and bulldozers razed the runway in January 2002.[183][184] The only remaining runway is at the Gaza Airstrip. However, the airspace over Gaza may be restricted by the Israeli Air Force as the Oslo Accords authorized.

Air transport

Plans to expand the port of Gaza were halted after the outbreak of the al-Aqsa Intifada.

Marine transport

A single standard gauge railway line that ran the length of the Strip from north to south is not operative. Prior to 1948 the line connected to the Egyptian railway system to the south, as well as what then became the Israeli system to the north.

Rail transport

The road network in Gaza is underdeveloped.

Highways

The Oslo Accords ceded control of the airspace and territorial waters to Israel. Any external travel from Gaza requires cooperation from either Egypt or Israel.

Transport

Damaged part of Gaza airport, May 2002

Transport and communications

In 2010, Gaza inaugurated its first Olympic-size swimming pool at the As-Sadaka club. The opening ceremony was held by the Islamic Society.[181] The swimming team of as-Sadaka holds several gold and silver medals from Palestinian swimming competitions.[182]

Athletics

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