Hostage bodies found in Gaza tunnels

The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a small, densely populated territory located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the smaller of the two Palestinian territories. Gaza is bordered by Egypt on the southwest and Israel on the east and north.
  • Status: Under the Palestinian National Authority according to the Oslo Accords · De facto administered by Hamas since July 2007, with an ongoing military operation in the Gaza Strip conducted by the IDF since late 2023. · Claimed by the State of Palestine · Regarded as an occupied territory even prior to 2023 due to the Gaza blockade
  • Capital: Gaza City
  • Largest city: Rafah
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arabs
  • Religion: 99% Sunni Islam (official) · <1% Christianity
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