At 16, Zionist regime imposes ruthless siege on Gaza StripA
With access severely restricted in and out of the enclave, by land, air and, famously, sea, Gaza is isolated from the world for all intents and purposes. The Strip is only 360 square kilometers in area, about the same as Las Vegas, U.S., or a neighborhood in London. It is home to nearly two million Palestinians, making it one of the most densely populated areas on the planet and to be dubbed “the world’s largest open-air prison.”
According to UNRWA , the UN body responsible for Palestinian refugees, 1.3 million of Gaza’s 1.9 million inhabitants are refugees. Most were expelled from their homes in 1948 when the Zionist regime was created, and many were uprooted again when the Zionist regime occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, Sinai Peninsula and Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War. Another 23,500 people continue to be internally displaced as a result of Israel’s “Operation Margin of Protection” military offensive against Gaza in 2014.No further details have yet been reported.