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Palestinians Claim 11.2 Million World-wide

There are 11.2 million Palestinians living throughout the world today according to figures released on Tuesday by the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics says the West Bank is home to 2.6 million and the Gaza Strip 1.6 million; while almost 5 million Palestinians are currently living in Arab countries. The PCBS lists 1.37 million Palestinians as living inside of Israel. The birthrate among Gaza Palestinians remains higher than that of West Bank Palestinians, 4.9 to 3.8 per cent respectively.