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  11/8/2011, Cheshvan 11, 5772

Muslim Population Growth Continues to Drop

Population growth among Israeli Muslims has dropped by 1% over the past decade to 2.7%, according to data released Tuesday by the Central Statistics Bureau. The growth rate remains the highest among Israel’s various religions.

In late 2010 Israel was home to roughly 1,320,000 Muslims. Approximately half of Israel’s Muslim citizens live in the north of the country. More than one-fourth of a million live in Jerusalem, where Muslims make up an estimated 33% of the population.