Get the latest news from RT on the Gaza Strip. Gaza is a densely-populated self-governing territory along the Mediterranean. It is largely populated by Palestinians and is ruled by Hamas. Follow RT on the geography and history of Gaza. It is mostly surrounded by Israel, with which it has been in long-term conflict. The Gaza–Israel conflict, which is a part of the wider Israeli- Palestinian conflict, escalated after the election of the Hamas political party in 20015-1006. Visit RT.com for the latest news and updates about the current situation in Gaza and its tensions with Israel.