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Gaza Strip Issues - 2024


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Disputes - international

borders with both Egypt and Israel are sealed with barriers, fences, and walls; Israel completed an underground anti-tunnel barrier in 2021

Refugees and internally displaced persons

refugees (country of origin): 1.6 million (Palestinian refugees) (2022)

IDPs: 1.7 million or approximately 75% of the population (as of 26 January 2024, since HAMAS's attack on Israel on 7 October 2023)

1.6 million (includes persons displaced within the Gaza Strip due to the intensification of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict between June 2014 and 7 October 2023 and other Palestinian IDPs in the Gaza Strip and West Bank who fled as long ago as 1967, although confirmed cumulative data do not go back beyond 2006) (2022)

NOTE: The information regarding Gaza Strip on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gaza Strip 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gaza Strip 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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