Palestinians in 'demographic war' with Israel

Many parents say it is their national duty to keep the Palestinian population growing for a future independent state.

    Large families are traditional in the Gaza Strip, with mothers having an average of four children, making the fertility rate in the Palestinian territory one of the highest in the world. While cultural and social practices influence the birth rate, many parents here say it is their national duty to keep the Palestinian population growing.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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