Jamal Abdel Nasser Street

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Jamal Abdel Nasser Street (also spelled Gamal Abdel Nasser Street and alternatively known as Thalatheny Street) is a major street in Gaza that originates in the Old City where it branches off Ni'im al-Din al-Arabi Street and runs north into Rimal where it connects to Ahmed Orabi Street, the main coastal highway. It runs parallel to Omar Mukhtar Street.[1]

The street was named after the late President of Egypt and pan-Arabist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. The unofficial, but common local name is Thalatheny Street, which is named after the Thalatheny clan who have historically lived in that area.[2]

Major buildings located along Jamal Abdel Nasser Street include the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the al-Azhar University and the Islamic University of Gaza.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Let's Go Inc. Let's Go 2003: Israel. Let's Go Inc, 2003.
  2. ^ Bailey, Pam. Creating first "tourist" map of Gaza City. eTurboNews. 2010-06-01.