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Gaza’s 70 years of woe

GAZA: Gaza is a coastal strip of land that lay on ancient trading and maritime routes along the Mediterranean shore. Held by the Ottoman Empire until 1917, it passed from British to Egyptian to Israeli military rule over the last century and is now a fenced-in enclave inhabited by two million Palestinians. Here are some of the major milestones in its recent history. 1948 - Refugees and Egyptian military rule As British colonial rule came to an end in Palestine in the late 1940s, violence intensified between Jews and…