PRI's The World Edit this Published in PRI's The World How did the Gaza Strip become one of the most hopeless places on Earth? Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/388595/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The Gaza Strip has been subject to military occupation for decades. Robert Blecher of the International Crisis Group explains how Gaza came to be, who lives there, and why.