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UN Sees Steep Gaza Population Growth in 30 Years, with Economic Problems Ahead

Gaza's population will more than double in about 30 years, signaling even more serious economic problems ahead for Palestinians in the small enclave if the conflict with Israel is not resolved, a U.N. official said Tuesday. Andres Thomsen of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) told Reuters "it will be very hard to imagine that you can create the right conditions for [economic] growth that can accommodate this dramatic population increase," without easing Israel's...

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