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Friday, April 23, 2010

Hamas claims 2 million people in Gaza now

Palestine Press Agency reports that Hamas has announced that the population of the Gaza Strip is at nearly 2 million people.

This is some half a million higher than the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics' number, which was less than 1.4 million in 2007.

Demographic inflation is nothing new in the territories. It is a little ironic that the people who scream "genocide" the loudest are the same ones whose demographic claims contradict that epithet the most.