The GNP of Gaza is approx. 2,225,000,000.00. Two and a quarter billion dollars. A 1% growth is just over 22 million dollars. A 16% rise is 356 million dollars. That is a lot of money based on a population of only 1.5 million people.
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from the article: IMF: Gaza's economy shot up by 16% so far in 2010