Khan Yunus is a city located within the Gaza Strip and is part of the Palestinian National Authority. It serves as the administrative center for the province that shares its name.
The city’s name is closely linked to Emir Yunus al-Nurizi, who, in 1389, established an inn (referred to as a “khan”) and a mosque at the location that would later become the city. Over time, a settlement developed around this site.
In 1516, during the Ottoman-Mamluk War, a significant battle occurred near Khan Yunis. This battle pitted the Ottoman army, commanded by Hadim Sinan Pasha, against the Egyptian Mamluks. The outcome of the battle favored the Ottomans, securing their victory in the conflict.