"Gaza Strip" Gaza Strip by malashen

Gaza Strip Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 62 photos

A map of Gaza Strip.

I went to the Gaza Strip twice earlier this year, before the settlers pull out. I went both to the Israeli settlers part and in the Palestinian Gaza. To get to the settlers, one had to cross the Kissufim checkpoint (public buses used to run from Ashkelon), but to go to Gaza City to the Palestinians, internationals had to obtain the permit from the Israeli authorities, and then cross into Gaza via Erez checkpoint in the north. Israeli citizens are not allowed to go into the Palestinian territories, Gaza Strip including.


A view down on the Mediterranean coastline.

One can get a sense of the density of population of the Gaza Strip from this picture, and yet the situation is worst in the numerous refugee camps, where well over half of all Gazans live.

A mosque with Hamas flags

This is a mosque in Gaza City with banners of Hamas hoised on its minaret. A common picture in the Strip, pointing to politicizing of religion. (Notice piles of litter in the foreground - it barely gets cleared off Gaza City streets).

  • Last visit to Gaza Strip: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 16, 2005
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Good that you visited Gaza and wrote such interesting tips about what you saw.
    It's nice to see what this place looks like when there isn't any sort of big battle going on.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 3:45 AM

    Nice and uncommonly peaceful sights of a troubled land!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 3:25 AM

    Thank you for a very interesting page which presents a more 'peaceful' view of a place which usually is seen only in graphic TV footage.

  • shelnlin's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 2:38 AM

    What an experience, I am sure Sergie you will look back on this one day. I admire you greatly for going to such a place. My best wishes to you. Stay safe :-) Shelly

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2005 at 7:03 PM

    How lucky you are to have been given the opportunity to visit Gaza. And, I really admire your objective write up on the place. Looking forward to more...

  • Maximilian21's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2005 at 2:27 AM

    Very intersting page. U are lucky to have visited. Thanks also for not putting a political spin on your writing. one love

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