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Gaza Strip:
Military & Transnational Issues

Gaza Strip Page

Other pages in this profile of the Gaza Strip:
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
in accordance with the peace agreement, the Palestinian Authority is not permitted conventional military forces; there are, however, public security forces (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 337,670 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 291,467 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 19,567 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
Disputes - international
West Bank and Gaza Strip are Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determined through further negotiation; Israel removed settlers and military personnel from the Gaza Strip in August 2005
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin): 1.017 million (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)) (2007)

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