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Demographics Main article: Demographics of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza, the population was 3.7 million in 2001. According to the Israeli Interior Ministry, some 230,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements in the Occupied Territories established by the ANP, which must be added about 177 000 established in East Jerusalem (2001). Although most individual community of Palestinians in territories that were part of the British Mandate of Palestine, more than half of Palestinians living elsewhere as refugees or migrants. The absence of census data makes it very difficult population.However, according to estimates by the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, the global distribution of Palestinians in 2001 was as follows: Note: It is possible that the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem, estimated at 200,000, has been told so as part of “the West Bank and Gaza Strip” as “Israel”, creating (hence) a duplication. In Jordan, there is currently no official census data on how many of its inhabitants are Palestinians. Estimates vary between 50 and 80 . Some political scientists attribute this to the Jordanian policy of not increasing the gap between the two main population groups in the country: the original Bedouins (who hold most positions in the administration) and Palestinians (who are predominant in the economy) . The Central Bureau of Statistics of Palestine announced on 20 October 2004 that the number of Palestinians worldwide at the end of 2003 was 9.6 million, representing an increase of 800,000 since 2001.