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Introduction

Gaza, also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of about 450,000, making it the largest city in the Palestinian territories.

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History

Gaza’s position on the crossroads between Asia and Africa has ensured it a history as troubled as it is long. Since the Canaanite period, it has been fought over, invaded and occupied by nearly all the powers that have marched across the Middle East. Aside from all of this, Gaza has one of the most beautiful beaches and extremely friendly locals. There are numerous churches and sites to see such as Qasr Al Basha (Napoleon’s Citadel), the Greek Orthodox Church and the Great Mosque.

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Neighbourhoods

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Sights and Activities

  • Great Mosque - The mosque is built presumably on the spot of a Roman temple which was converted into an Orthodox Church during the Byzantine period.
  • Qasr Al Basha - Napoleon Citadel - Located in Al Daraj quarter in the old city off Gaza, Qassr Al Basha is a two storey building that dates back to the Mamluk period.
  • Sayed Hashim Mosque - Located in the Al-Darraj quarter of the Old City, the Sayed Hashim Mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Gaza.
  • St. Porphyrius Church - The Greek Orthodox Church is located in Al-Zaytoon quarter in the old city of Gaza. The original construction of the church is from the beginning of the fifth century, while the existing structures date back to the twelfth century.
  • The Common Wealth War Cemetary - The Commonwealth Gaza War Cemetery, often referred to as the British War Cemetery, that contains the graves of fallen Allied soldiers in World War I is in the Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza.

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Events and Festivals

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Weather

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Getting There

Getting into Gaza requires a lot of preparation. You certainly can't wander in as a tourist but are required to demonstrate a valid reason to be there, such as press or NGO work,or to be part of political delegation,the application process for permit can be lengthy and frustrating process.
Getting permits to enter Gaza via the Rafah crossing is easier.

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Getting Around

Taxis and Serveeces are plentiful and cheap, and make up the entire public transport service.

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Eat

There's many restaurants out there in Gaza and here some of them:
Roots Club/Restaurant Tel:+2888666, Al-Deira Tel:+2838100 , Beach Restaurant Tel:+2828008, Al-Salam Tel:+2822705, Delice Restaurant Tel:+2822705.

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Drink

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Sleep

To know where to stay click Where to Stay Gaza.

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Work

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Learn

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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