Jews and Arabs (Population Statistics).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 8th February 1939.

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Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the relative numbers of Jews and Arabs in Palestine in the years 1918 and in 1938?

Photo of Mr Malcolm Macdonald Mr Malcolm Macdonald , Ross and Cromarty

In 1919 (the first year for which figures are available) there were approximately 635,000 Arabs and 58,000 Jews in Palestine. The corresponding figures in 1938 were 1,004,000 Arabs and 411,000 Jews.