Omar Mukhtar Street
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Omar Mukhtar Street

Omar Mukhtar Street (Arabic: ? ?‎) is Gaza City's main street, running from Palestine Square to the Port of Gaza in the Rimal district, separating the Old City's al-Daraj and Zaytoun quarters. Gaza's hotel strip is a part of Omar Mukhtar Street and most of Gaza's most important buildings are located along the street.[1] Built during World War I by Ottoman governor Jamal Pasha, the street was originally named after him. However, following the ouster of Ottoman forces from Palestine in 1917, Gaza's city council headed by Fahmi al-Husseini named the street after Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan revolutionary leader.[2][3]

The British Mandatory Palestine turned Omar Mukhtar Street into a main street in 1937, using the zoning plan of the urban planner, Henry Kendall[4].

Important buildings

Gaza's Central Library


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  2. ^ Sharon, Moshe (2009). "Handbook of oriental studies: Handbuch der Orientalistik. The Near and Middle East. Corpus inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae (CIAP)". BRILL: 30. ISBN 90-04-17085-5. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Jacobs, Daniel (1998). Israel and the Palestinian territories Rough Guides, p.453.
  4. ^ , - ?, 63, 1992, ' 107-98

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