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    Palestinian population rises to 8.7 million Number of Palestinians around world reaches 8.7 million in 2003, including 3.7 million in West Bank, Gaza Strip.
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      Palestinian population rises to 8.7 million

      Number of Palestinians around world reaches 8.7 million in 2003,
      including 3.7 million in West Bank, Gaza Strip.

      http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=8359

      RAMALLAH, West Bank (Middle East Online) Dec 31, 2003- The number of
      Palestinians around the world reached 8.7 million in 2003, including
      3.7 million in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to official
      figures published Wednesday.

      The total figure rises to 9.7 million with the inclusion of Israelis
      of Arab origin, the survey by the Palestinian Authority's bureau of
      statistics found.

      Of the 3.7 million inhabitants of the Palestinian territories, 2.3
      million live in the West Bank and 1.4 million in Gaza.

      Around 2.8 million live in Jordan, 436,000 in Syria, 415,000 in
      Lebanon and 62,000 in Egypt. Some 595,000 live in other Arab
      countries.

      The largest western-based chunk of the diaspora is now in the United
      States, home to some 236,000 Palestinians.

      The survey found that 4.6 million Palestinians and Arab Israelis
      lived in the occupied territories and Israel by the end of 2002
      against 5.1 million Jews.

      Israeli and Palestinian demographic projections have consistently
      predicted that Jews will be in a minority in the West Bank, Gaza and
      Israel within little more than a decade.

      The survey published Wednesday said that Jews would account for 6.4
      million (44.4 percent) of the population by 2020, against 8.2 million
      Palestinians.

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