As the reports keep coming in about civilian casualties as schools and hospitals keep getting shelled by Israel, here is a more detailed map of Gaza so people can have some idea of where the deaths are occurring. The map also gives more details about the blockade by Israel and the few entry points in and out that has made Gaza into a prison camp.
But such detailed maps can give the misleading idea that Gaza is larger than it actually is. To compensate, I have said that Gaza has roughly the same size and population density as Philadelphia. John Metcalfe has driven home the point about how small the area is by superimposing Gaza onto major American cities.
As Jon Stewart once grimly said, war is how Americans learn geography.