Sunday, August 13, 2023

Israelis claim more Muslims live in Jerusalem than in the past. Is this true?

 Yes, it is true that the Muslim population in Jerusalem has increased over the years. According to the data available, in 1800, the Muslim population in Jerusalem was estimated to be around 4,000

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 In 1922, the number of Muslims was 13,413
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 By 2016, the Muslim population had grown to 319,800
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 In 2020, the Muslim population in Jerusalem was 353,800, which constituted 37.2% of the total population of 951,100
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 These numbers indicate a significant increase in the Muslim population in Jerusalem over the past two centuries. According to the 2022 census, Muslims make up 48% of the city's population, up from 38% in 1967(Google Bard)

Citations:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Jerusalem
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem
[3] https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/population-of-jerusalem-1844-2009
[4] https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/en/publications/jerusalem-facts-and-trends-2018/
[5] https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ936431.pdf
[6] https://www.aa.com.tr/en/analysis/analysis-disturbing-demographic-profile-of-jerusalem-has-security-costs/2252165
[7] https://jcpa.org/article/jerusalems-changing-demographics-an-overview-of-the-new-jerusalem-statistical-yearbook/
[8] https://www.jstor.org/stable/23603944
[9] https://www.britannica.com/place/Jerusalem/People

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