Khan Yunis

Khan Yunis

Khan Yunis (Arabic: خان يونس, lit. 'Caravansary [of] Yonis[2]'), also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus, is a largely destroyed city in the southern Gaza Strip; it is the capital of the Khan Yunis Governorate in the Gaza Strip. Before the 14th century, Khan Yunis was a village known as "Salqah". To protect caravans, pilgrims and travellers a vast caravan serai was constructed there by the emir Yūnus an-Nūrūzī in 1387–88, an official of the Mamluk Empire.[3]