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  3/21/2010, Nisan 6, 5770

Survey: Pace of Arab Flow to West Jerusalem Up


The pace of Arab population movement from eastern Jerusalem to central and western parts of the capital rose 42 percent between 2008 and early 2010, according to a periodic survey released Sunday by the office of public comments on eastern Jerusalem (POEJ). The survey of 100 streets revealed 380 units occupied by residents of eastern Jerusalem in 2007. By the end of January 2010, that number was up to 576.

Aryeh King, who heads the office, says the survey did not relate to those Arabs who moved to Arab neighborhoods, Jerusalem-area villages or other places in Israel, but he said data has been collected that shows that population flow to those areas is bigger than the flow to central and western neighborhoods of the capital.