To better understand what’s going on in the Gaza Strip, I wanted to find some point of reference to help myself understand the size of the area that’s being targeted by the Israeli military.
I live in a pretty small state, so I wanted to see how the Gaza Strip matched up size-wise with Delaware.
Even though we’re the second smallest state in the U.S., it’s no where close. We’re still nearly 18 times larger than the Gaza Strip geographically speaking.
OK, so I thought maybe New Castle County would be somewhat comparable to the size of Gaza since our county is by far the smallest in our tiny state.
Nope. New Castle is still about three times larger than Gaza.
My next guess was nearly spot on, though.
Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, has about the same land area as Gaza: 369 square kilometers to Gaza’s 365.
Now imagine hitting over 1300 targets with one of the most powerful militaries in the world in the city of Philadelphia.
Yeah, neither can I.