Word of the Day Otef Aza: 'Wrapping Round' the Gaza Strip

Are the border kibbutzim the 'Gaza envelope' or, to revive a failed Hebrew word, Israel's condom?

Israelis often use a quasi-geographic term to refer to the towns and kibbutzim on or near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip: otef Aza. On a literal level, that means something like “wrapping around Gaza.”