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By Marites N. Sison on April, 04 2014

0.6 per cent of the world’s 2.2 billion Christians live in the Middle East and North Africa; they make up 4 per cent of the region’s total population, down 20 per cent from a century ago

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93 per cent of the population of the Middle East and North Africa is Muslim; 1.6 per cent is Jewish

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80 per cent of Christians in Israel are Arab-born

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84 per cent of Christian Arabs live in northern Israel, including Haifa

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161,000 Christians, who are permanent residents of Israel, constitute 2.1 per cent of the entire population

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9.5 per cent reside in Jerusalem

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38.8 per cent of non-Christian Arabs live in the Tel Aviv district

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34.4 per cent of non-Christians reside in northern Israel and in Haifa

Photo: Arkady Mazer


 

22,400 Christians live in Nazareth

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11,900 Christians live in Jerusalem

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3,400 non-Arab Christians live in Haifa

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3,100 non-Arab Christians live in Tel Aviv

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2,900 non-Arab Christians live in Jerusalem

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10.3 per cent of Christians living in Israel are age 65 and older

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Sources: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, 2013

 

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