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1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns

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Index / Peoples
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Ethnic groups
3,800 90.0%
3,800 90.0%
20 0.5%
Jews 1)
420 10.0%

1) This group has Israeli citizenship, and is also part of the statistics of Israel's population.

The population of Palestine, whether it is in the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, is the most homogeneous of any Middle Eastern country. About 90% living in this territory share the same ethnic and cultural identity, the South Levantine Arabic.
Large parts of the original Bedouin population has used their geographical flexibility to relocate to Israel, Jordan or Egypt.
In the recent decade or so, there have been reports of Egyptian immigration to the Gaza Strip, but this group, has been effectively assimilated into the Palestinian.
The about 420,000 Jews living in Palestinian West Bank represent a problem of categorization. These are subject to the Israeli state, and they claim that the land they live on is Israeli land. In the future completion of a Palestinian state, the Jews will neither be invited into the new national community, nor will they ask to be included. From this, it would be correct to define the population of Palestine as near 100% homogeneous.
Sources indicate an Armenian presence in Palestine, but no figures are available, and it seems likely that the Armenians of Palestine have moved to either Israel or Jordan. There is also a small Dom population in the parts of Jerusalem that Palestine makes claims on.

By Tore Kjeilen