16 Facts About Palestinians


Many are Palestinian refugees or internally displaced Palestinians, including more than a million in the Gaza Strip, around 750, 000 in the West Bank, and around 250, 000 in Israel proper.

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Claims emanating from certain circles within Palestinian society and their supporters, proposing that Palestinians have direct ancestral connections to the ancient Canaanites, without an intermediate Israelite link, has been an issue of contention within the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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Palestinians states that it is an "intellectual fad, divorced from the concerns of ordinary people.

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Many Palestinians referred to their Jewish neighbors as their awlad 'ammna or paternal cousins.

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Genetic studies on Jews have shown that Jews and Palestinians are closer to each other than the Jews are to their host countries.

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DellaPergola accused the authors of the AIDRG report of misunderstanding basic principles of demography on account of their lack of expertise in the subject, but he acknowledged that he did not take into account the emigration of Palestinians and thinks it has to be examined, as well as the birth and mortality statistics of the Palestinian Authority.

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Palestinians accused AIDRG of selective use of data and multiple systematic errors in their analysis, claiming that the authors assumed the Palestinian Electoral registry to be complete even though registration is voluntary, and they used an unrealistically low Total Fertility Ratio to reanalyse that data in a "typical circular mistake.

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In 2009, at the request of the PLO, "Jordan revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians to keep them from remaining permanently in the country.

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Many Palestinians have settled in the United States, particularly in the Chicago area.

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In 2006, there were 4, 255, 120 Palestinians registered as refugees with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

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In keeping with an Arab League resolution in 1965, most Arab countries have refused to grant citizenship to Palestinians, arguing that it would be a threat to their right of return to their homes in Palestine.

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Palestinians living in Lebanon are deprived of basic civil rights.

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Majority of Palestinians are Muslim, the vast majority of whom are followers of the Sunni branch of Islam, with a small minority of Ahmadiyya.

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Palestinians attending prayers at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

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Palestinians's posits a temporal distinction between literature produced before 1948 and that produced thereafter.

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From among those Palestinians who became Arab citizens of Israel after the passage of the Citizenship Law in 1952, a school of resistance poetry was born that included poets like Mahmoud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim, and Tawfiq Zayyad.

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