Omar Mukhtar Street

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Omar Mukhtar Street (Arabic: شارع عمر المختار‎‎) is Gaza City's main street, running from Palestine Square to the Port of Gaza in the Rimal district, separating the Old City's al-Daraj and Zaytoun quarters. Gaza's hotel strip is a part of Omar Mukhtar Street and most of Gaza's most important buildings are located along the street.[1] Built during World War I by Ottoman governor Jamal Pasha, the street was originally named after him. However, following the ouster of Ottoman forces from Palestine in 1917, Gaza's city council headed by Fahmi al-Husseini named the street after Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan revolutionary leader.[2][3]

Important buildings[edit]


  • Palestine Restaurant
  • Al-Samak Restaurant
  • Loveboat Restaurant
  • Pizza Inn
  • Arafat Sweets
  • Delice
  • Al-Moloky Restaurant

Hotels and beach clubs[edit]

  • Adam Hotel
  • Al-Amal
  • Al-Quds International
  • Abu Kamal
  • Marna's House
  • Al-Sammak