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Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip Military Stats

Definitions

  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Branches in accordance with the peace agreement, the Palestinian Authority is not permitted conventional military forces; there are, however, public security forces 2008
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 19,275 2008 144th out of 224
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 2010 146th out of 204
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 2013 148th out of 225
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 18,805 2012 144th out of 224
Military branches Hamas does not have a conventional military in the Gaza Strip, but maintains security forces in addition to its military wing, the 'Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades; the military wing reports to the external Hamas Political Bureau leadership, which has been in exile in Cairo and Doha since closing its Damascus headquarters in late 2011 2013

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Citation

"Gaza Strip Military Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Gaza-Strip/Military

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