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Baby Waleed brings Gaza Strip to milestone population of two million - i24news

The Hamas-run interior ministry said the population of Gaza Strip has hit the record of two million. The baby-boy, who was born Tuesday and called Walid Shaath, from the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, is the number two million Palestinian living in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip has been under a tight Israeli blockade since Hamas took over the coastal enclave in June 2007. The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. About 80 percent of Gazans live on…

Gaza Strip: Blitzed, caged and broken, Palestinians' nightmarish existence has no end [Photo essay]

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BLACK OUT: Israeli Strike Hits Gaza's Sole Power Plant

Smoke rises from Gaza's electricity distribution company after it was hit by Israeli strikes in the Nusayrat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The spokesman of Gaza's electricity distribution company says two Israeli tank shells have hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)