Arab–Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics

Arab–Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics



Comparative statistics Israel and Arab countries, with the Netherlands as a comparable index.


# The UNRWA defines Palestinian refugee as a person "whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948 and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict" and includes their descendants in the male line, as well as persons in need of support who first became refugees as a result of the 1967 conflict. According to the UN Conciliation Commission, the number of Palestinian refugees in 1949 was 711,000 (see also Estimates of the Palestinian Refugee flight of 1948). As of 31 March 2005, there were 4,255,120 Palestinian refugees registered with the UNRWA.
# Approximately two-thirds of 758,000—866,000 of the Jews expelled or who fled from Arab lands after 1948 were absorbed and naturalized by the State of Israel.
# Freedom House, while it does not give a rating for singular rating for either the West Bank or Gaza Strip, does provide two ratings for the region based on different division: the "Israeli-Occupied Territories" is rated "Not Free" and the "Palestinian Authority-Administered Territories" is rated as "Partly Free."
# After the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, most of the Jewish population in Arab countries fled, were expelled, were coerced by Arab governments, or voluntarily left their homes because of an increasing climate of hostility, with nearly 66% absorbed by Israel (within 1949 armistice lines).
# Kuwait expelled most of its 400,000 Palestinian refugees after the 1991 Gulf War. [cite news|url=|title=Abbas apology to Kuwait over Iraq|date=2004-12-12|accessdate=2006-07-14|publisher=BBC News Online]
# The HDI provides an index for the "Occupied Palestinian Territories," meaning both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. List of countries by Human Development Index
# Most Palestinian refugees absorbed by Israel receive Israeli citizenship. Most Palestinian refugees in Arab states are not citizens of their host state, nor are their children allowed to be, as regulated by the Arab League.


Additional resources

# Avneri, Arieh (1984). "Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land-Settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948." Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0-87855-964-7 (p. 276)

External links

* [ Resources >Modern Period>20th Cent.>History of Israel>State of Israel ] The Jewish History Resource Center, Project of the Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
* [ CIA World Factbook]
* [ UNRWA]
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