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"Many #Arabs were attracted to Erez #Israel by the prosperity brought by the #Jews
For example, 40 Jewish families settled in Rishon Le Tsiyon. By 1889 400+ Arab families had settled around them. This repeated itself in many Jewish areas"
~A. Druyanov (all before the 1893 census)
🇮🇱In the area where organized Jewish settlement began *where 98% of the Jews would live until independence*,
📌the entire *non-Jewish population* in 1893 came to 93,600
~37,893 #Christians
~55,707 #Arabs
The #Jewish population* at the time was ~59,431
~>Vital Cuinet’s 1895 survey
#Jews 28,112
#Moslems 8,560
#Christians 8,748
Population of #Jerusalem, Calendar of #Palestine 1895
"The estimated total population of #Jerusalem is 60,000...
...Of these, 7,000 are #Moslem, 13,000 are #Christian and 40,000 are #Jews.”
~Travel guide to #Palestine, Karl Baedeker, 1906
"I held conversations with some of the leading sheiks, and they all expressed pleasure at the advent of the Jews, for they considered that with them had come ‘barakat’ – blessing, since the rain came in due season.” ~Dr. Moses Gaster, 1907

#Jews brought w/them #BlessingOfRain
“The people west of the Jordan r not Arabs,but only Arab speaking~in the Gaza district they r of Egyptian origin; elsewhere they r of the most mixed race, they(the Arabs of Palestine)have little if any national sentiment, they hide their weapons at the call of patriotism.”
"the country was for its original sons [abna'ihi-l-asliyin], for all their differences, a sacred and beloved homeland. The return of these exiles [jaliya] to their homeland will prove...." Hussein Ibn-Ali, Sheriff of Mecca, Mecca's Al Qibla,1918
#Palestine #HistoricalFacts
“Jewish nationalism has been continuous.. (it is) the oldest nationalist movement in history.” British government
~British Peace Handbook No. 162, 1920.

#Jews 33,971
#Moslems 13,413
#Christians 14,699
Population of #Jerusalem 1922
Jews 33,971, Moslems 13,413, Christians 14,699
~Population of Jerusalem 1922

“There is an "uncontrolled influx of illegal immigrants from Egypt, TransJordan and Syria"
The Hope Simpson Report, 1930

“…30-36k Arabs entered Palestine in 1934”
The Syrian Governor of Hauran, 1934
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