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  Cheshvan 25, 5778 , 14/11/17

144 thousand Ethiopians in Israel

Ahead of this Shabbat's Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday that as of the end of 2016, the community's population in Israel stood at 144,100.

About 85,500 were born in Ethiopia and 58,600 were born in Israel to Ethiopian parents. The city with the most Ethiopians was Netanya (11,600) and the city with the biggest Ethiopian representation (16.6 percent) was Kiryat Malachi.

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