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Census of Arabs in Areas Captured by Israel in 1967

(October 3, 1967)

On October 3, 1967, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Israel published its initial findings of a census taken in the territories captured in the Six-Day War during that summer. A one-day curfew was imposed and Arabic-speaking census-takers went from house to house with the apparent exception of Bedouins dwelling in tents. (except what they called the 'wanderers', presumably the tent-living Bedouin). The population of each area according to the census follows:

Golan Heights – 6,400

Northern Sinai – 33,000 (30,000 in El-Arish)

Gaza – 356,000 (175,000 in refugee camps)

West Bank (excluding Jerusalem) – 600,000


Source: Israel State Archives

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