Jun 15, 2007 · Hamas fighters today basked in triumph after taking complete control in Gaza as the west scrambled for a response to the arrival of Islamist power on Israel's doorstep.Author: Ian Black, Mark Tran. Oct 12, 2017 · A man holds Palestinian flags in front of an Egyptian flag during celebrations of a deal in the Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters The rival Palestinian factions Hamas Author: Peter Beaumont.
Gaza Strip, territory along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula. It is densely populated and impoverished, in part due to the ongoing political situation of the region. It became a center of tension in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when Hamas seized control of the area in 2007.