Day One

Third Session : Imminent Demographic Risks : Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, Area "C", and Migration

14:00 - 15:30

The session discusses Imminent Demographic Risks: Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, "Area C," and Migration. This session highlights the most pressing demographic risks facing our Palestinian reality, especially the geopolitical transformations experienced by Jerusalemites under Israeli occupation, which have had political, economic, social, environmental, and demographic impacts on the city and its suburbs. The session also focuses on demographic risks associated with the unbalanced geographic distribution of the population between urban and rural areas, forced internal population displacement, particularly from "Area C," and the ongoing migration flows to urban areas driven by economic and social motives.

Session Moderator: Dr. Jad Isaac, Director General, the Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ)

- Presentation: Dr. Nahed Habiballah and Dr. Rabah Morrar, MAS

- Discussants:

  • H. E. Mr. Fadi Al-Hadmi, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs
  • Dr. Khalil Toufakji,Head of the Technical Department, Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ)
  • Dr. Omar Shaaban, Founder and Director, Pal-Think Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Mr. Andrea De Domenico, Deputy Head of Office - the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA)

Interactive discussion with audience