Gaza officials: Families killed in conflict

Gaza officials: Families killed in conflict

GAZA CITY, Gaza, July 21 (UPI) --The Palestinian death toll reached 500 after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Sunday night, with Gaza officials claiming entire families have been killed.
Ed Adamczyk
Israel, Gaza trade aerial attacks

Israel, Gaza trade aerial attacks

JERUSALEM , July 10 (UPI) --In the third day of an Israeli aerial bombardment of Gaza Thursday, 67 people were reported killed since Tuesday.
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Israeli airstrikes in Gaza after mortar fire

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza after mortar fire

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Four suspected terrorist targets in Gaza were hit in Israeli air force strikes Tuesday in response to mortar fire at Israel, the army said.

Gazan wins Arab Idol contest

GAZA, June 23 (UPI) -- Mohamed Assaf became the first Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television contest, officials said.
Israeli warning shot kills one Palestinian

Israeli warning shot kills one Palestinian

GAZA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Israeli forces shot at a group along a Gaza border fence Friday, killing one man and injuring at least 10 others, Palestinian officials said.

Israeli planes strike Gaza Strip targets

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Retaliatory airstrikes by Israel's air force killed one man and injured several others throughout the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said Sunday.

Israel hits 2 Gaza targets

JERUSALEM, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Israeli Air Force struck two terror targets in southern and central Gaza early Sunday in answer to a rocket that was fired at Israel, the Israeli army said.

Israel retaliates for Gaza rockets

JERUSALEM, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Israel responded to rockets fired from Gaza with air strikes on Islamic Jihad targets near Khan Younis, officials said Saturday.

Israel kills top Islamic Jihad operative

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A top Islamic Jihad operative planning a large scale terror attack in Israel was killed in an Israel air force missile strike in the Gaza Strip, the army said.

Israeli air strikes kill 3 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, June 1 (UPI) -- Israeli military aircraft struck in Gaza Tuesday, killing three people, Palestinians said.

Israeli airstrike kills one in Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An airstrike Friday by the Israeli air force in the Gaza Strip has left one person dead and three others injured near the city of Khan Younis, sources say.

Israelis kill three Palestinian gunmen

GAZA, June 16 (UPI) -- Israeli military officials say soldiers killed three Palestinian gunmen Monday as they approached a security fence separating Gaza from Israel.

Palestinians launch 5 rockets into Negev

SDEROT, Israel, May 4 (UPI) -- Palestinians in Gaza Sunday launched five rockets into Israel's Negev region, hitting a market, a home and eight grave stones, authorities said.

Israeli airstrike kills 6 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ten Qassam rockets fired from Gaza hit the Israeli town of Sderot shortly after six Palestinian police officers were killed Tuesday in an Israeli airstrike.

Israeli airstrikes kill five Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Five Palestinian civilians died Sunday in Gaza when Israel retaliated for a rocket attack in Negev, it was reported.
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Khan Younis
Mourners pray during a funeral next to the bodies of 13 Palestinians, killed in the Khan Younis refugee camp in southern Gaza, on October 26, 2004. Israeli troops and tanks raided Khan Younis on Oct. 25, killing 17 Palestinians and wounded around 85, Palestinian medics and witnesses said. (UPI Photo/ Ismael Mohamad)

54560  dunams (54.56 km²)

Khan Yunis - often spelt Khan Younis or Khan Yunnis - (Arabic: خان يونس‎; literally Jonah's Caravanserai) is a city and adjacent refugee camp in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics the city, its refugee camp, and its immediate surroundings had a total population of 180,000 in 2006. Although Khan Yunis lies only 4 kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea the climate of Khan Yunis is semi-arid with temperature reaching high to 30 degree C in summer and decreasing high at 10 degree C in winter region with an annual rainfall of approximately 260 mm.

The Constituency of Khan Yunis has five members on the Palestinian Legislative Council. Following the Palestinian legislative election, 2006, there were three Hamas members, including Yunis al-Astal; and two Fatah members, including Mohammed Dahlan.

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