As 5 Million Palestinians Live in Occupied Areas: PCBS

Yerusalem, MINA – The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) confirmed Israel has occupied at least 85 per cent of the total Palestine area. The Palestinians control less than 15 per cent under strict Israeli restrictions.

The PCBS Issued the details in a report to mark Palestine Land Day on 30 March, MEMO reported, Wednesday.

It pointed out, Jewis migran from overseas now account for a third of the population of the   colonial-settler state.

According to the report, there were 13 million Palestinians by the end 2019, of these 5 million are in the occupied Palestine area, while 1.597.000 live in the land occupied since 1948 and are citizen of Israel.

Around 6 Million Palestinians are live in the others Arab Countries, with 727.000 in the wider diaspora around the world.

The report explained, the Israeli Occupation  Authorities have used the Oslo division of Palestinian West Bank, in to areas A, B, C in order to strengthen their control over the territory. Area C which makes up 76 per cent of the occupied land, under Israel’s security  and administration control.

The PCBS pointed out, Israel had demolished 678 Palestinian facilities in the occupied West Bank , including 251 residential buildings. The 600 Military check point and barricades at the entrances of Palestinians cities, towns, villages are turning west into a series barely connected cantons.

Israel also imposes restrictions or prevents Palestinians from using certain roads in the occupied West Bank in order to give free access to Jewish settlers whose presence in the territory is illegal under international law. Seven streets in the centre of Hebron alone are limited to Jews only in what is traditionally a Palestinian area.
In Gaza, the Israelis have created a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of the nominal border fence. The zone was created on agricultural land which is no longer available for Palestinian farmers to use. Moreover, it takes up an incredible 25 per cent of the total area of the Gaza Strip. (T/R7/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)