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  12/30/2011, Tevet 4, 5772

Israel's Population Hits 7.8 Million


Israel has 7.8 million residents, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, ahead of the end of the civil year. Jews make up 75.3 percent of the population, with Arabs accounting for 20.5 percent and others amounting to 4.2 percent.

The population grew about 1.8 percent during the year. Nearly 167,000 babies were born and about 17,500 new immigrants arrived.