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Palestinians to Outnumber Jews in Israel and Palestine in 2 Years

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By the end of the decade, there are projected to be 7.13 million Palestinians, compared to 6.96 million Jews, in Israel and Palestine.

New estimates show that high Palestinian birth rates, are set to equal the number of Jews in Israel and Palestine by late 2017, Haaretz daily reported.

According to a recent report by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, currently, the number of Palestinian residents of Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is about 6.22 million.

Palestinians worldwide are estimated to number some 12.37 million, with 5.46 million living in Arab countries, 2.9 million in the West Bank, 1.85 in the Gaza Strip, 1.47 million in Israel proper, and approximately 685,000 in non-Arab countries.

With a birth rate of 4.1 among Palestinian women in Palestine (in years 2011-2013) and 3.2 in Israel (in 2014), parity with the Jewish population is projected to be reached by the end of 2017. By 2020, Palestinians are to outnumber Jews by some 170,000, the report indicated.

The report reveals that the Palestinian population in Israel is significantly youthful, with over one third below 15 years of age and less than five percent above 65 (for 2014).

The size of Palestinian households in Gaza and the West Bank was 5.7 and 4.9 people respectively (also in 2014), according to the report, compared to 3.6 people for Israeli Jews on average (Israel Central Bureau of Statistics data).

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  • Воин Света
    Maybe it's time the Palestinians started demolishing a few illegally-built synagogues and building their own settlements on what is their own land.
  • Dmitry
    amazing. not even with a 3 kids per woman rate Jews can outbreed the moslems.
    what they gonna do? start a shoah against moslems?
  • gmpratt
    Demographics matter in a democracy but not in an apartheid state. All demographics mean to the Jews who have stolen Palestine is they must murder more Christians and Muslims, an action which the murderers call "cutting the grass."
  • the same happened at the once christian Lebanon
  • Is it a wonder all the South African jews who orchestrated the S African apartheid regimes black birthrate slowing tactics, are all now high up in the yiddish heirarchy in shitsrael !!
  • Perhaps all of us should get circumcised. :)
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