Palestine population, 1918-1947عدد السكان في فلسطين 1918-1947

Palestine population, 1918-1947

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK
Size: 59 x 66 cm

This panel shows the growth in the population of Palestine between 1918 and 1947, and the gradually increasing proportion of Jewish immigrants who were referred to as ‘Jewish Palestinians’ during the British Mandate.

Data sources:-

1918: Palestinians – S. Abu Sitta (pers. com.); Jews – J. McCarthy (1990).

1919: Palestinians and Jews – R. Shamir (2000).

1920: Palestinians and Jews – S. Abu Sitta (pers. com.)

1921: Palestinians and Jews – S Abu Sitta (pers. com.)

1922-1946: Total population and Jews – S. Abu Sitta (2010).

1947: Palestinians – S. Abu Sitta (pers. com.); Jews – S. Della Pergola (2001).

Acknowledgements: The Palestinian History Tapestry Project is indebted to Professor Salman Abu Sitta for help in compiling the data on which the embroidered infographic has been based.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.