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Gaza Breaks the Trend

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in response to reader comment: Slight underestimation

Submitted by Jonathan P (Canada), Jun 7, 2013 at 14:29

There are many conflicting sources used as birth rates in Israel. What we can be pretty sure of is that the Arab Israeli rate is still a bit higher than the Jewish but the gap is closing. The Arab rate is still higher largely to a lower average age than Jews. The Jewish rate is not over 2.3 at the high end and the Arab rate is at least 2.2 but possibly higher but falling.

What is true is that the Arab Israeli rate is making a soft landing towards European numbers which will take at least another decade or two. The West Bank/Gaza is another story. These rates are astronomical, way closer to African like numbers. Perhaps rather than sending over hellfire missiles next time Hamas attacks Israel, Israel should drop boxes of Trojans.



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