Where do the Palestinians live today?
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Where do the Palestinians live today?

In 2001, the Palestinian population worldwide was estimated by the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA) at almost 9.4 million

Are all Palestinians Muslim?
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Are all Palestinians Muslim?

About 93% of Palestinians are Muslim, of the Sunni (orthodox) sect, and about 6% are Christian. A very small number of Samaritans - adherents of an early form of Judaism - live around Nablus, in the West Bank.

Who represents the Palestinians officially before the world community?
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Who represents the Palestinians officially before the world community?

The Palestinians are represented in the international arena by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), founded in 1964 by the Arab League (the regional organization which now includes 22 Arab states and the PLO).

What is the “Palestinian Authority”?
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What is the “Palestinian Authority”?

The Palestinian Authority (or "PA" - which the Palestinians have renamed the "Palestinian National Authority" or "PNA") was created through the Oslo Accords of 1993 - a series of agreements concluded between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel.

What is the military capability of the Palestinian Authority?
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What is the military capability of the Palestinian Authority?

The Palestinian Authority has no military as such. It has no army, navy, or air force.

What is the military capability of Israel?
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What is the military capability of Israel?

Israel's military is one of the most advanced and powerful forces in the world. (photo: ActiveStills)

What is Fatah?
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What is Fatah?

Photo: Palestinian local elections, West Bank (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/ActiveStills)

What are some of the major secular political parties other than Fatah?
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What are some of the major secular political parties other than Fatah?

Palestinian political life is rich and diverse, with a multitude of groups and tendencies. Perhaps the four most significant secular political groups after Fatah are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the Democratic Union (FIDA), and the Palestinian People's Party (PPP) photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/ActiveStills

What is Hamas?
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What is Hamas?