Country: Palestine



Location:

is a conventional name, among others, for the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands.The region is also known as the Land of Israel (Hebrew: Eretz-Yisra'el),the Holy Land, the Southern Levant,[8] Cisjordan, and historically has been known by other names including Canaan, Southern Syria and Jerusalem. The boundaries of the region have changed throughout history, and were last defined in modern times by the Franco-British boundary agreement (1920) and the Transjordan memorandum of 16 September 1922, during the mandate period.[9] Today, the region comprises the State of Israel and the Palestinian territories.[9]



Population:

2,568,555 including East Jerusalem [15] population in the West Bank, excluding Israeli settlers. [16] 3,092,555 including 524,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

 


Demographics:

Estimating the population of Palestine in antiquity relies on two methods – censuses and writings made at the times, and the scientific method based on excavations and statistical methods that consider the number of settlements at the particular age, area of each settlement, density factor for each settlement. According to Magen Broshi, an Israeli archaeologist "... the population of Palestine in antiquity did not exceed a million persons. (856) 728-4153

 


Economy:

A report was released by the UN in August 2012 and Maxwell Gaylard, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, explained at the launch of the publication: “Gaza will have half a million more people by 2020 while its economy will grow only slowly. In consequence, the people of Gaza will have an even harder time getting enough drinking water and electricity, or sending their children to school”. Gaylard present alongside Jean Gough, of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Robert learn more