The recent air strikes by Israel in the Gaza strip have killed 13 Palestinians. Three of them are commanders of the militant group Islamic Jihad.
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- The Gaza Strip is a Palestinian enclave located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, sharing borders with Egypt on the southwest and Israel on the east and north. It is claimed by the State of Palestine and is separated from the West Bank by Israeli territory.
- Both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank fell under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, but since the Battle of Gaza in June 2007, the Strip has been governed by Hamas, a militant, Palestinian, fundamentalist Islamic organization that came to power in the last-held elections in 2006.
- Since Hamas’ takeover in 2007, the Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli and US-led international economic and political boycott.
-Source: The Hindu