Israeli troops kill child girl in Gaza

GAZA, Israel, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli troops stationed at a Jewish settlement west of the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis killed a 9-year-old girl Saturday.

Palestinian casualties stirs U.S. concern

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House expressed "deep concern" Tuesday over reports that Palestinian civilians were killed and injured during Israeli military operations in the Gaza

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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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