Gideon Sa’ar, the deputy leader of the Likud, the ruling Israeli party, has expressed his objection to the establishment of a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank. Writing in Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, Sa’ar said: In addition to the loss of security control, he asserted, Tel Aviv will also face the loss of demographic control. In this regard, he explained that “the establishment of a Palestinian state is the only way to lose the Jewish majority in the country.”
The Israeli warnings against the “Palestinian demographic problem,” has been brought back to debate due to the data of the Civil Administration of the occupation Army, which pointed to the equal number of Palestinians and Jews in Palestine.
According to the 2017 report of Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of Jews in the region reached 6.5 million. Yesterday, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) announced that the number of Palestinian citizens living in the occupied territories (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip) in 1967 reached 4 million and 780,000 person and about 1.7 million Palestinians are living in the occupied territories of 1948.