UN warns of rapid Palestinian population growth

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A senior U.N. official says a brand new U.N. research projecting speedy progress within the Palestinian inhabitants ought to function a "get up name" to Israel and the worldwide group.

Anders Thomsen, director of the U.N. Inhabitants Fund's workplace within the Palestinian territories, stated Tuesday that with out worldwide consideration, progress within the Palestinian inhabitants, notably Gaza, will result in greater unemployment, strained infrastructure and an elevated lure of militant teams.

The research discovered that the inhabitants within the Palestinian territories will double to 9.5 million by 2050.

The projected inhabitants growth would probably exacerbate the electrical energy scarcity in Gaza and complicate efforts to resolve Gaza's water disaster.

A rise in early marriages and low contraceptive utilization contribute to the excessive fertility price within the Palestinian territories.