Much of the world calls Hamas a terrorist organisation. The violence escalated into military strikes from Israel and rocket fire from Hamas and continued for several months. The crossing was managed by the Israel Airports Authority until Israel evacuated Gaza on 11 September as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan. There are often power cuts. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A8 of the New York edition with the headline:
The Gaza Strip was the site of escalating violence between the competing groups, and a short-lived coalition government was ended in June after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip and a Fatah-led emergency cabinet took control of the West Bank. Movement and access restrictions, violent attacks, and the slow pace of post-conflict reconstruction continue to degrade economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, the smaller of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends. GDP - composition, by sector of origin:. Population distribution:.
Reports of Ceasefire After Two Days of Violence On Gaza Border : NPR
The Israeli military denied involvement, saying the woman and baby were killed by a misfired Palestinian rocket. The head of the military wing of Hamas, Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, was killed in the initial strike. Israel retaliates for early-morning surprise rocket attack from Gaza Strip. Palestinian territories: Twenty-five Palestinians were killed as Israel carried out airstrikes in response.
In , Israel approved fewer than 50 percent of requests to exit the Gaza Strip through the Beit Hanoun crossing for medical treatment abroad. Travel between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Air raid sirens blared in the city of Beer Sheva, a major Israeli metropolitan hub in northern Negev. They contained thousands of Palestinians who fled what was now the new Jewish home, Israel. A woman waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened for four days by Egyptian authorities, in the southern Gaza Strip June 1, [Reuters].