Gaza City produces map highlighting local ‚must sees‘

06.07.2011                      04.Tammus, 5771


Gaza City produces map highlighting local 'must sees'

Despite lack of tourists, students and lecturers decide to give "the world's fourth-most-ancient city" its due.

Blockaded by Israel and Egypt, impoverished and subject to Islamic strictures, the Gaza Strip isn’t on the itinerary of most of the world’s tourists, but that hasn’t deterred Gaza City from producing a map highlighting local "must sees." 
The map, which debuted this week, is the brainchild of students and lecturers at the Geography Department of the city’s University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS). Besides documenting its archaeological and tourist sites, the map includes practical information such as hospitals and government buildings. Funded by the Bank of Palestine, the English-language map is handed out free of charge….