Some 7,000 Palestinians immigrate annually

23:55, December 27, 2010      

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Some 7,000 Palestinians immigrate each year, most of them youths, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said in a report on Monday.

Between 2005 and 2009, some 23,000 Palestinians left the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to seek work, education and better life, the report said.

One third of the immigrants age between 15 and 29. They prefer going to Jordan, Gulf countries and the United States.

More than four million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, according to an earlier report by the PCBS.

Source: Xinhua
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