Israeli tanks reach center of Khan Younis

Khan Yunis, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus, is a city in the southern Gaza Strip; it is the capital of the Khan Yunis Governorate i…
Khan Yunis, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus, is a city in the southern Gaza Strip; it is the capital of the Khan Yunis Governorate in the Gaza Strip. Before the 14th century, Khan Yunis was a village known as "Salqah". To protect caravans, pilgrims and travellers a vast caravan serai was constructed there by the emir Yonus an-Nürüzi in 1387-88, an official of the Mamluk Empire. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Khan Yunis had a population of 205,125 in 2017. Khan Yunis, which lies only four kilometres east of the Mediterranean Sea, has a semi-arid climate with temperature of 30 °C maximum in summer and 10 °C minimum in winter, with an annual rainfall of approximately 260 mm.
  • State: State of Palestine
  • Founded: 1387
  • Palestine grid: 83/83
  • Governorate: Khan Yunis
  • Name meaning: "Caravansary [of] Jonah"

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