MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

Demographic regression of Palestine

THE DEMOGRAPHIC REGRESSION OF PALESTINE

 

SOLELY OWNED AREAS OF PALESTINIAN CONTROL (BLACK) COMPARED TO JOINT ISRAEL?PALESTINIAN CONTROL (GREEN) AND SOLELY ISRAELI CONTROLLED AREA (BLUE)

SOLELY OWNED AREAS OF PALESTINIAN CONTROL (BLACK) COMPARED TO JOINT ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN CONTROL (GREEN) AND SOLELY ISRAELI CONTROLLED AREA (BLUE). Taybeh village is in the green area.

 

According to a 2008 article in The Guardian, using PCBS census figures, the Palestinian territories have one of the fastest growing populations in the world, with numbers surging 30% in the past decade (2008). There were 3.76 million Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, up from 2.89 million 10 years earlier.[8]   The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) estimated that the Palestinian population between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, inclusive of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel, amounted to 6.08 million people in 2014.[6] Israeli statistics come to an approximately similar figure, counting 1,719,000 Arab citizens (inclusive of 140,000 Druze, and other Arabic-speaking groups not self-identifying as Palestinian/Arab), 2.754 million West Bank Palestinians, and 1.73 million Gazan Palestinians, which translates into the comprehensive figure of approximately 6.2 million.[6]

 

Demographics of the West Bank

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

2,731,052 (July 2014 est.) including East Jerusalem[24] population in the West Bank, including Jews. 83% of the population is Palestinian Arab, 17% is Jewish.[

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