What is the Gaza Strip? Here’s why it’s key in the Israel-Hamas battle. | EUROtoday

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Israel is at battle with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, and greater than 1,200 folks have been killed in the days since the group’s shock assault on Saturday signaled a significant escalation of the battle between the two sides and engulfed the area in chaos.

As photographs and movies of the devastation come out of Israel, many are additionally watching the violence unfolding on the Gaza Strip, certainly one of the world’s most densely populated and impoverished strips of land. Israel ordered a siege of the Gaza Strip on Monday, with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant saying there could be “no electricity, no food, no fuel” for the greater than 2 million Palestinians residing there.