Palestine Census Demographics in 1922
1922 Palestine Census

In 1922, the League of Nations held a census of Palestine. In its introductory report, the census takers describe dividing up well-defined quarters to reflect the different religions that cohabitated in the same villages. The data shows 78% of Palestine’s inhabitants were Muslim, 11% were Jewish, 9.6% were Christian and the rest were Druses, Samaritans, Baha’is, Metawilehs, Hindus, and Sikhs. Religious diversity was tolerated in Palestine prior to Zionist intervention. The British Government’s Palestine Royal Commission Report of 1937 describes “new Arab hostility towards the Jews” as a direct result of the League of Nations and Zionist Jewish political organizations creating a national home in Palestine against the will of the people already living there.

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