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

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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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