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Gaza Strip: Self-governing Palestinian territory bordering Egypt and Israel
The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) and Israel on the east and north along a 51 km (32 mi) border. Gaza and the West Bank are claimed by the de jure sovereign State of Palestine.

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Gaza lockdown eased as economy crumbles amid pandemic [Video]

Gaza lockdown eased as economy crumbles amid pandemic

Most people are allowed to go out during the day, but certain areas remain off-limits.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published
Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony [Video]

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:36Published
On UAE-funded estate, Gazans rage at Israel deal [Video]

On UAE-funded estate, Gazans rage at Israel deal

Abdel Rhaman Tloly lives on a housing estate gifted to Gaza by the late founder of the UAE. But after a deal to normalize relations with Israel, his admiration for the father has turned into anger at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published
Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal [Video]

Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal

Palestinians in Gaza burned pictures of Israeli, U.S., Bahraini and United Arab Emirates leaders on Saturday in protest over the two Gulf countries' moves to normalize ties with Israel. Fred Katayama..

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Israel reopens only border crossing with Gaza [Video]

Israel reopens only border crossing with Gaza

The ceasefire deal, brokered by Qatar, comes after both sides reached an agreement to end two weeks of hostilities along the border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
Gaza declares lockdown after first COVID-19 cases found [Video]

Gaza declares lockdown after first COVID-19 cases found

There is worry Gaza's healthcare system, already crippled by Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory, will not be able to cope if the disease becomes widespread.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Belarus Supreme Court refuses to annul results of disputed vote [Video]

Belarus Supreme Court refuses to annul results of disputed vote

There is worry Gaza's healthcare system, already crippled by Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory, will not be able to cope if the disease becomes widespread.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:31Published
Gaza's power station shuts down as Israel cuts off diesel imports [Video]

Gaza's power station shuts down as Israel cuts off diesel imports

The Israeli restriction is one of many in response to incendiary balloon launches and rocket fire from the besieged strip.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Meet Gaza's 11-year-old rapper [Video]

Meet Gaza's 11-year-old rapper

Gaza's 11-year-old rapper, Abdel-Rahman Al-Shanti, hopes to become the 'Palestinian Eminem', rising from the impoverished streets of the sealed-off enclave to global stardom.

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Israel closes Gaza fishing zone over balloon bombs [Video]

Israel closes Gaza fishing zone over balloon bombs

'We work daily to get food for our children. If we don't work, there's no food.'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published
Gaza grape farmers suffer amid Israeli blockade, pandemic [Video]

Gaza grape farmers suffer amid Israeli blockade, pandemic

Despite a good rainfall and fertile soil, the business has left a sour taste for Gaza grape farmers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

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Qatar envoy arrives in Gaza seeking to ease Israel-Hamas conflict

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Gaza in lockdown to try to contain its first COVID-19 outbreak

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