In its press release published on 16 November 2023, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) highlighted that despite the barbaric brutality of the Israeli occupation bombardment which led to mass murdering of civilians in their own homes and tremendous destruction of residential buildings, and of all civil facilities, approximately 807,000 Palestinians still reside in Gaza and North Gaza Governorates as on 11 November 2023. The two governorates include various localities such as Umm al-Nasr, Beit Lahia, Beit Hanoun, Jabalia and its camp, Al-Shate’ Camp, Gaza City, Madinat Al-Zahra, Al-Mughraqa, and Juhr Al-Dik.
Before the Israeli occupation aggression, the total population in these governorates was 1.2 million, with 448,000 in the North Gaza governorate and 754,000 in the Gaza governorate. This means that about two-thirds of the population in the northern governorates still reside in the northern areas of Gaza Strip. On the other hand, approximately 400,000 individuals, comprising about a third of the population in the northern governorates, were displaced to the central and southern governorates of Gaza Strip (Deir Al-Balah, Khan Yunis, Rafah). Currently, the population residing in the central and southern governorates of Gaza Strip is 1.43 million people.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics prepared these estimates based on actual data sets obtained from Palestinian telecommunications companies, the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology, the Palestinian Household Expenditure and Consumption Survey (first three quarters of 2023), the Household Survey on Information and Communications Technology (third quarter of 2023), and demographic projections.
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