On the 74th annual commemoration of Nakba

Number of Palestinians worldwide increased 10 fold

Palestinians gather with national flags along a beach in Gaza City on May 8, 2022, for a rally ahead of the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, the “catastrophe” of Israel’s creation in 1948. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) Ola Awad for the 74th commemoration of the Nakba on May 15, released a report based on figures, historical and current data that analyzed the current situation of the Palestinian people. The report showed that the Palestinian population globally increased 10 fold by 2022.اضافة اعلان

The Nakba, or catastrophe in English, marks when nearly 700,000 indigenous Palestinians out of 1.4 million were ethnically cleansed from their homes in historic Palestine by Jewish settlers in 1948.

PCBS reported that out of the thousands of Palestinians who stayed in the land controlled by the Israeli occupation in 1948 were driven out of their homes and their lands were seized. During the Nakba, according to documented historical evidence, the Israeli occupation destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages, carried out more than 70 massacres, and more than 15,000 Palestinians were killed.

PCBS reported that despite the displacement of more than 800,000 Palestinians in 1948, as well as the expulsion of more than 200,000 Palestinians (majority of them to Jordan) after the 1967 Arab Israeli war, the Palestinian world population was 14 million by the end of 2021, which means that the number of Palestinians in the world has increased 10 fold since the Nakba, and more than half of them lived in historical Palestine by the end of 2021.

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