. . . Monday August 15, 2005

The Strip

To understand the dynamics of the Gaza pullout, one needs to keep a few basic numbers in mind:

There are about 1.4 million Palestinians living in Gaza

Nearly half of them are under 15 years old

The birthrate among Palestinians in Gaza is about 6 children per woman

Unemployment: 60%

There are about 8,000 Israeli settlers who had made the Gaza strip their home.

Concentration is important!