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Gaza by the Numbers: Who the People Are, How They Got There
Posted on Jul 8, 2014
By Juan Cole
This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.
Population of Palestinians of Gaza: 1.7 million
Number of Palestinians in Gaza whose families were expelled as refugees from their homes in what is now southern Israel: 1.2 million
Number of Palestinians in Gaza still living in the 8 recognized refugee camps, “which have one of the highest population densities in the world”: over 500,000
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Years since Israel allowed Palestinians of Gaza to export what they produce: 7
Unemployment in Gaza as a result of Israeli blockade on civilians: 38.5%
Estimated unemployment rate in US during the Great Depression: 25%
Percentage of children in Gaza suffering from acute malnutrition: 13.2%
Rate of anemia in Palestinian Children in Gaza: 18.9%
Percentage of water in Gaza that is potable: 10%
Years, according the the UN, before Gaza becomes “uninhabitable”: 6
Number of airports in Gaza rendered inoperable by Israeli airstrikes: 1
Number of airports working in Gaza: 0
Number of ports allowed by Israelis to operate on Gaza’s Mediterranean coast: 0
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