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.”
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