The Palestine Strategic Report 2020-2021

The Palestinian Strategic Report is one of al-Zaytouna’s most important academic studies, published periodically in both English and Arabic. Today, it can be surely asserted that PSR is a must reference for every researcher and academic who are interested in the contemporary developments of the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The PSR reviews biennially the various developments concerning the Palestinian question in a comprehensive, objective and academic manner. It offers a wealth of data, up-to-date statistics, and analyzes and offers an outlook of future events.

The PSR 2020–2021, the eleventh in its series, falls in 487 pages and eight chapters. Edited by Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh, PSR 2020–2021 was written by 15 specialized researchers, and reviewed by four consultants. The Report covers the internal Palestinian situation, the Israeli scene and the Israeli-Palestinian relations. It focuses on the Arab, Islamic, and International stances towards the Palestinian issue, in addition to the issues concerning the Land and holy sites. In addition it analyzes the Palestinian demographic, economic, and education indicators.

Percentage of Palestinian Population Worldwide According to Place of Residence at the End of 2021 (%)

West Bank
Gaza Strip
Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (Israel)
Other Arab countries
Foreign countries

Population of Israel 2021

Jews 74%
Arabs 21%

Selected Demographic Indicators of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 2021

39% of individuals under 15 years
3% of individuals 65 years and over
3% Natural population growth rate
3% Illiteracy rate
97% literacy rate