Distribution of the Palestinian Population And Jewish Settlers
In the West Bank and Gaza Since 1967


Year
Palestinians
Jews
West Bank
Gaza
West Bank and Gaza
1 Dec. 1967 1
604,494
380,800
-
1979
791,000
447,700
3,176 (1976)
1984
896,000
509,900
16,119 (1981)
1988
977,000
588,500
60,500 (1986)
1990
1,075,531
622,016
98,750 (1991) 2
1997
1,600,100 3
1,001,569
165,000 4

 

Source: For Arab data from 1 June 1967-1988, see Profile of the Palestinian People, Chicago and New York. Third edition, 1990, pp.20-21; Jamil Hillal, Dirasat Filastiniyah, No. 4, (Beirut, Lebanon: Institute for Palestine, 1990), pp. 133-52. Data for 1990, see Palestinian Projections for 16 Countries/Areas of the World, op.cit., Table 2. Data on Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories are taken from Israel’s Settlement Activities, (Jerusalem: Peace Now, 1992), and reprinted in Journal of Palestine Studies, (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992), No. 83, p. 153.

1 Israel Census: 1 December 1967.
2 This figure does not include the 120,000 Israelis living in occupied East Jerusalem (see Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories, Washington, DC: Foundation for Middle East Peace, 1991).
3 Source: The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Results of the First Palestinian Census, September 17, 2000, (21 May 2001)
4 Source: Foundation for Middle East Peace, Israeli Settler Population in the West Bank and Gaza, 1990-1998, 10 September 1999, (21 May 2001).