[News] 30% of the Palestinians in the W. Bank, 67% In Gaza, Are Refugees

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Report: "30% of the Palestinians in the W. Bank, 67% In Gaza, Are Refugees"


  Tuesday June 21, 2011 11:12
 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Palestinian Census Bureau reported that nearly half of the 
Palestinians in the occupied territories are internally displaced 
refugees, and that, since its creation in Palestine in 1948, Israel 
forcibly removed two-thirds of the Arab population.

Marking the World Refugee Day on Monday, the Bureau stated that %43.4 
of the Palestinians in Palestine are internally displaced refugees.

In 1948, nearly 957.000 Palestinians were removed and fled from their 
cities and villages due to the creation of Israel in the historic 
land of Palestine. This figure resembles nearly %66 of the total 
population back then, according to United Nations estimates in 1950.

The Bureau stated that %29.7 of the population in the West Bank, and 
%67.3 of the population in Gaza are refugees.

By mid-2010, the number of refugees registered by the UNRWA arrived 
to 4.8 Million. %41.6 of the total population in Jordan are 
Palestinian refugees, %8.9 in Lebanon and %9.9 in Syria.

Refugee camps in the Palestinian territories are the poorest among 
the total population as at least %32.1 of the refugees are below 
poverty levels.

Poverty rates in Gaza stands now at %38 comparing to %25.8 in the 
West Bank, according to data presented by the Bureau.

%41.3 of the refugees in Palestine are, and %41.8 of the total 
refugee popular, are children below the age of 15.

The figures in the report do not include millions of refugees living 
in refugee camps in the Arab World, and in different countries around 
the globe.

in 2010, Illiteracy rates among the refugee population (ages 15 and 
older) were reduced to %4.8 while %10.9 of the refugees obtained at 
least a B.A. degree. %5.2 of the non-refugee population are 
illiterate. %10 of the non-refugee population have at least a B.A degree.

%44.9 of the refugees ages 6 and up go to school comparing to %43.8 
among the non-refugee population.

%38.7 of the refugee population (ages 15 and older) are part of the 
work force comparing to %42.6 among the non-refugee population.

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