The Gaza Strip is a Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt on the southwest and Israel on the east and north. It is roughly 140 square miles and has a population of 1.7 million. Israel enforces restrictions on the movement out of this very crowded camp of Palestinians by using checkpoints, road blocks, barricades, and fences. Passage is rarely allowed.
Israel has also severely limited the fishing zone along the coast to a mere six nautical miles, despite food and water shortages, and lack of electricity. The people inhabiting the land of Gaza were uprooted and placed there so that Israel could be an all Jewish state. The Palestinians are not allowed to return, and Jews are given financial assistance to immigrate.
Hamas, who governs the Gaza Strip, was created by Israel and funded by the United States to counter their predecessor, the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization). The encouragement from Israel and the United States to radicalize the Muslims, combined with the resentment formed by the occupation, Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, blockades, and overall lack of human rights for Palestinians, have created blowback from those communities. The number of Palestinian deaths to Israeli deaths is clearly disproportionate, and although Hamas is accused of hiding behind children, a recent video and several eyewitness accounts from International journalists say otherwise. Four Palestinian boys were killed and three other children were wounded after they were targeted by Israel as they played football on a beach.
Immediately following the attack from Israel on the children of Gaza, NBC removed their reporter. CNN did the same. This is not surprising since the Palestinian side of the conflict is rarely covered, and Jews self admittedly control the media.