Israeli tanks reach center of Khan Younis

Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip

Khan Yunis, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus, is a city in the southern Gaza Strip; it is the capital of the Khan Yunis Governorate in the Gaza Strip. Before the 14th century, Khan Yunis was a village known as "Salqah". To protect caravans, pilgrims and trave…
Khan Yunis, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus, is a city in the southern Gaza Strip; it is the capital of the Khan Yunis Governorate in the Gaza Strip. Before the 14th century, Khan Yunis was a village known as "Salqah". To protect caravans, pilgrims and travellers a vast caravan serai was constructed there by the emir Yūnus an-Nūrūzī in 1387–88, an official of the Mamluk Empire.
  • State: State of Palestine
  • Founded: 1387
  • Palestine grid: 83/83
  • Governorate: Khan Yunis
  • Name meaning: "Caravansary [of] Jonah"

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