Members of the media record the departure of a police can carrying Sudan-born British citizen Salih Khater from Westminster magistrates court, where he was charged with attempted murder following an incident in which a car was driven into a group of people and police officers outside the Houses of Parliament in 14 August. #media#police#Sudan#westminster#magistrates#court#incident#parliament#photography#news - John Stillwell/PA
The #Muslim population in #Israel numbers 1.5 million, who make up 17.8 percent of the entire population, according to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) data for 2017 released on Monday.
The annual growth of the Muslim population continues to be 2.5%, similar to the last three years, and thus in 2017 it grew by 38,000 people.
In the past two decades, the Muslim community’s growth rate has declined, dropping from 3.8% to 2.5%. Still, in comparison to other population groups in Israel, this is the highest growth rate. The #Jewish population growth rate in 2017 was 1.7%, the #Christian was 2.2% and the #Druze growth rate stands on 1.4%. Geographically speaking, half of the Muslim population in Israel is centered in the north (35.6% in the northern district and 13.8% in the #Haifa district). In the center of Israel, 21.8% live in the #Jerusalem district, 11% in the central district and only 1.1% in the #TelAviv district.
Distribution of the #Arab population in Israel according to settlement.
Jerusalem has the highest concentration of Muslim inhabitants—329,000, who make up 21% of the Muslim population in Israel and 36.5% of the city’s residents. The second most populated Muslim community in the country is #Rahat , where 66,600 Muslim inhabitants make up 99.8% of the city’s residents. Other large Muslim communities in Israel are #Nazareth (54,300 residents) and Umm al-Fahm (54.2% inhabitants). When comparing fertility rates of other Muslim communities in West #Asia and North #Africa , Israel is fourth, after #Sudan , #Iraq and #Yemen . Muslim women’s fertility rate in Israel (3.3 children) is higher than many other countries in the region, like #Turkey (2.1 children) and #Lebanon (1.7 children), and similar to some countries like #Egypt and #Jordan . In 2017, 39,550 Muslim babies were born in Israel, and made up a fifth (21.5%) of all babies born that year.
Fertility rates in select Muslim countries in West Asia and North Africa.
In the field of education, more than 60% of all seniors in Arab schools were eligable for a high-school diploma, only a little under the equivalent number in #Hebrew speaking schools (66%).