[Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger,(“Israel Hayom”, October 19, 2012)
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has inflated the actual number of Arabs in
Judea and Samaria (1.65 million) by one million, since the arrival of one
million Olim from the USSR. Thus, in contrast with internationally accepted
demographic standards, the PA counts some 400,000 overseas residents, who
have been overseas for over a year, as de-facto residents. Some 300,000
Israeli I.D. card-bearing Jerusalem Arabs are doubly-counted as Israelis (by
Israel) and as Palestinians (by the PA). The number of births is
over-reported, the number of death is under-reported, emigration is ignored,
Number of Palestinians and Jews will be Equal in 2016
RAMALLAH, December 31, 2011 (WAFA- PLO news agency) – The number of
Palestinians in historical Palestine totaled 5.8 million at the end of 2012,
while the number of Jews is expected to reach 6.0 million at the end of
2012, Monday said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
The number of Palestinians and Jews will total about 6.5 million of each by
the end of 2016, however, the number of Palestinians in historical Palestine
will total 7.2 million compared to 6.9 Jews by the end of 2020, said the
It said that the total fertility rate in 2011 among Palestinians living in
Israel was 3.3 births compared to 3.0 births among Jews. The average
Palestinian household size in Israel is 4.8 people. The crude birth rate of
Palestinians in Israel exceeded 25 births for every 1000 of the population.
The number of Palestinians living in Israel is 1.4 million, of whom about
36.5% are aged less than 15 years compared to 4.1% aged 65 years and above,
The crude birth rate is 32.7 births for every 1000 of population: in the
West Bank the figure is 30.1 compared to 37.3 in Gaza Strip. The rate is
expected to decline to 31.9 in 2015.
The crude death rate is 3.9 deaths for every 1000 of population: in the West
Bank the figure is 4.0 compared to 3.8 in Gaza Strip. The rate is expected
to decline to 3.6 in 2015.
The total fertility rate declined during 2008-2009 to 4.4 births compared
with 6.0 births in 1997. The rate in Gaza Strip during 2008-2009 was 5.2
births compared to 4.0 births in the West Bank. These rates have been stable
for the past few years with no significant changes.
The projected number of Palestinians in the world is 11.6 million of whom
4.4 million are in the Palestinian Territory, 1.4 million in Israel, 5.1
million in Arab countries and around 655 thousand in other countries.