Since the establishment of Gaza till now, the people here have become victims of a new attack every time.
The history of Gaza is similar to its present, not just one or two but the people of Gaza are being killed for 4000 thousand years, this area has been bouncing like a ball between kings. If we look at history, this area is included in those few areas, which have been part of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires from time to time. Sometimes Pharaoh ruled here and sometimes Alexander created massacres. The people of Gaza had to bear the consequences of every attack with their lives.
Rapid attacks are being carried out on Gaza by Israel, so far thousands of people have lost their lives in these attacks. Lakhs of people are making every possible effort to save their lives. The smoke rising from the residential areas and the demolished buildings are testimony to how horrific the attack was. This was not the first time that Gaza was attacked, look at the history, such attacks have been taking place repeatedly on Gaza’s land. This city was destroyed and rebuilt again and again.
When was Gaza established?
Gaza was established in 3000 BC, it has been mentioned as Gazat in ancient Egyptian writings. According to these documents, this area was settled in Tell Alsakan. Its name did not change for thousands of years. The special thing is that it was always greatly influenced by its neighboring country Egypt and kept acting as a route to Asia, then gradually this region started getting attention.
First captured by Egyptian Pharaoh, then Jewish King David
The first attack on Gaza was carried out by Pharaoh Tuthmosis Third. In 1468 BC, Pharaoh’s army entered this city for the first time. Pharaoh was the ruler of Egypt. In this way, it remained under the control of the Egyptian Empire for almost 350 years. After this, in 1100 BC, King David conquered this area and Jewish rule was established over Gaza for the first time, although it was short-lived, because Gaza was largely destroyed in this war. In 732 BC, Gaza was captured by the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III and then by the Persians.
Then came the era of Alexander
Every time the people of Gaza had to bear the brunt of the war. In 332 BC, Alexander of Macedon, who set out to conquer the world, created a massacre in Gaza. According to Haaretz, after Alexander’s victory, Greek idol worship started in this city and this city became a major center of trade between Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After this the Jews revolted. After Alexander, Gaza was again captured by the Jews.
Hadrian brought Roman rule
The Romans crushed the Jewish occupation of Gaza. Hadrian was the face of this empire. It repopulated Gaza. It is said that Hadrian had built a stadium here where gladiator contests and other battles took place. According to historians, the population of the city was very large in those days, Palestinians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, Egyptians, Persian Bedouins all lived together. After many years, this city was once again captured by the Jews.
Gaza is also mentioned in the Bible
Gaza has been mentioned in many places in the Bible. Specifically, it is mentioned in Judges 14 of the Bible when Samson went to the city of Timnah. According to Bible.com, Judges 14 mentions that Samson saw a Palestinian girl in the city of Timnah and asked his parents to marry her. The name of that girl was Delilah who later betrayed Samson. It is believed that the city of Timna mentioned in the Bible was Gaza, which was under Palestine at that time.
Islam became the main religion of Gaza in 637 AD
Islam became the dominant religion in Gaza after the Muslim general Amr ibn al-Ash conquered Gaza. The residents here converted to religion and Arabic became the official language here. Arab tribal war took place in 796 AD and Gaza was once again rebuilt. Gaza was captured by the Turks in the 16th century and remained part of the Ottoman Empire.
Britain again made slaves
Gaza was conquered by British forces in 1917. Gaza and Palestine remained under British rule until 1948. Meanwhile, Israel became an independent country. Israel captured Gaza for the first time when Arab armies attacked it. In fact, under the United Nations Partition Plan in 1947, Gaza was considered a part of Palestine, but at first the Arab countries were against it. Therefore, after the ceasefire in 1948, Israel handed over Gaza to Egyptian military rule. However, this was the period when this area was considered no man’s land.
But the bad days are not over
The residents here were neither offered Egyptian citizenship nor given any other facilities. In 1956, Israel again captured the Gaza Strip during the Sinai Campaign. In the 1979 peace treaty, Sinai was returned to Egypt, but Gaza was not returned. After the Six Day War, Israeli settlements were built in Gaza, but in 2005, Taklin PM Arian Sharon evacuated them. After this, Israel’s control over Gaza ended. It was handed over to the Palestine Authority. But the bad days of the people living in Gaza never passed, because Hamas next captured this land which was struggling for thousands of years.
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