Palestine population, 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.

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