New-born boy brings Gaza Strip population to 2 million

The Hamas-run interior ministry said the population of Gaza Strip has hit the record of two million. The baby-boy, who was born Tuesday and called Walid Shaath, from the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, is the number two million Palestinian living in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip has been under a tight Israeli blockade since Hamas took over the coastal enclave in June 2007. The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. About 80 percent of Gazans live on international humanitarian aid. The unemployment rate climbs to more than 50 percent, while the poverty rate is over 55 percent.

Leave a Comment