Permanent population – Legal Status of Palestine
To be a state, we need a permanent population first, according to Montevideo Convention Article 1, a permanent population is must for a state, without a government other elements of state can’t be fulfill.
At present total estimate population of Palestine is 37,60,000 where Gaza Strip holds 14,16,000 and West Bank contains 23,44,000.
Now the fact is, just a population is not enough to an element of international law considering a state. The population must be a adherent to the government.
In this case, the people of Palestine are well supported to their present government. The government is elected by the people of Palestine. Another fact is important in this topic, is the population is fixed or moveable? The population of Palestine lives there ancestrally.
Though the country is divided into two parts the people of the state is collective and permanent. The population of Palestine does not get their right as well as civilized countries people. Because of the Israel always attack to the Palestinian citizens. So, the people of Palestine do not get the security of their life. But now Palestine gets the recognition as a visiting country of a UN. So, now it is easy to get their recognition or legal status of Palestine.