The Gaza strip is a coastal Palestinian territory and site of frequent conflicts between the ruling Hamas organization and Israel's military. Gaza depends on Israel for electricity, water and telecommunications.
The Gaza Strip is home to 1.85 million people, who live on 365 square kilometers of land. Under the control of the Hamas organization since the 2006 elections, Gaza has become a base from which militants fire rockets into Israel - and a high-density urban war zone when the army launches its reprisals. Pinched by land blockades by Israel to its south and east and Egypt to the west, and a naval blockade by Israel on its coastline, Gaza's economy is weak. Here you find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Gaza.
The El Habash family live in Nusseirat, in the Gaza strip. But even though most of them were born here, they don't feel at home. Their home, they say, is Ashkelon, thats now in Israel. But its unlikely they will ever live there, on their ancestral land, where Grandfather Mohammed El Habash was born. (Report: Tim Assman)
The Six-Day War changed everything. Israel’s swift victory turned a fledgling country into a regional superpower with control over millions of Palestinian Arabs. Fifty years later, the occupation remains a major obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.