Mystery blast kills three in Gaza house

GAZA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A woman and two children died Saturday in a mysterious blast that leveled their house in Gaza and wounded several other members of their family.

3 Hamas members killed, synagogue burned

JERUSALEM, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- At least three Palestinians were killed in Gaza in clashes with Israeli soldiers Friday, and a synagogue on the West Bank was burned.

Many injured in Gaza clashes

GAZA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- At least 70 persons were wounded in Gaza Friday in clashes between Hamas-affiliated militias known as the Executive Force and Fatah supporters.

Israeli airstrike, gunfight kill 4 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An Israeli airstrike and exchanges of gunfire in southern Gaza killed four Palestinians and injured another 14, local media said Tuesday.

Four Israeli solders hurt in rocket attack

GAZA, June 3 (UPI) -- Four Israeli soldiers were wounded Sunday by mortar shells fired by Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip.

Revenge, politics fuel West Bank killings

KHAN YOUNIS, West Bank, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Clan violence in the West Bank has left five Palestinians dead and more than 40 injured and raised fears the fighting could escalate, reports said. The clashes that began Friday were initially linked to a deadly feud between families, but The New York Tim

Hamas seizes TV station as deadline nears

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza, June 5 (UPI) -- Hamas supporters seized a television station in Gaza Monday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' deadline for recognition of Israel approached.

Blaze guts part of Palestinian parliament

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 8 (UPI) -- A fire in the Palestinian parliament building Monday has been blamed on a short circuit.

Fatah militants want Abbas out

GAZA, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Supporters of the Fatah Party, still smarting from their trouncing in this week's Palestinian election, protested Friday against President Mahmoud Abbas.

2 journalists kidnapped in the Gaza Strip

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Journalists from the United States and Britain have been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Qureia won't resign over security concerns

GAZA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia Wednesday rejected a parliament request to resign to pave the way for the formation of a new government.

Palestinian allegedly sent money to Hamas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Israeli authorities have charged a Palestinian businessman with funneling thousands of dollars to a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip.

Landmark Israeli Gaza pullout begins

GAZA, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Palestinian security forces Monday deployed near Jewish settlements to be evacuated by Israel as part of its landmark withdrawal from Gaza.

Gunmen occupy public buildings in Gaza

GAZA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Gunmen occupied the Palestine Legislative Council and ministry of prisoners' affairs buildings in Rafah, south of Gaza Tuesday, official sources said.

Militants wound Israeli soldier in Gaza

GAZA, April 17 (UPI) -- Israeli and Palestinian security sources reported Sunday an Israeli soldier was wounded near a southern Gaza settlement by Palestinian militants' gunfire.
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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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