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Some 5.3 million Palestinians live in occupied territories

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Some 5.3 million Palestinians live in occupied territories

Ramallah, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank total 5.35 million people, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) reported on Monday.

In a communiqué on World Habitat Day, the statistical institution stressed that 78.0 percent of the families own their homes in both territories.

According to the report, 5.2 percent of them live in overcrowded housing units in the West Bank and 8.9 percent in Gaza Strip, where more than two million people reside.

The PCBS revealed that 3.19 million Palestinians are settled in the West Bank and 2.16 million in the coastal strip.

Of that total in both territories, 2.72 million are men and 2.63 million are women, the statistical institution revealed.

The percentage of individuals aged 0-14 constitutes an average of 38 percent of the total population, it stated.

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