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Over 600,000 Jews Now in Palestine, Govt. Survey Says; Total Population is 1,900,000

May 8, 1947
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There are more than 608,000 Jews in Palestine, a government statistical report revealed today. The survey, which shows that the Jews represent less than one-third of Palestine’s population of 1,912,000, was apparently released at this time with a view to influencing the discussion on Palestine at the United Nations. It lists 1,077,000 Moslem Arabs, 145,000 Christians, 68,000 Bedouin Arabs and 15,000 Druzes or Assyrians.

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