In birthplace of Jesus, the exodus of Christians continues
In the land that put Christ in Christmas, Christianity is shrinking
Less than a century ago, Christians comprised nearly 10 percent of the population of Palestine (now Israel and the Palestinian territories).
In 1946, the figure was around 8 percent.
Today, Christians make up about 4 percent of the West Bank’s population.
In Israel, though Christians make up 10 percent of its Palestinian population, they only constitute 2.5 percent of the total population.
In Gaza, the Christian minority is even smaller, representing just 1 percent of the population.
One major factor in the decline of Christianity here: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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