Israel’s population neared nine million on the eve of the new year, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics reported Monday.
A total of approximately 8,972,000 people lived in Israel as of December 31st, according to the CBS’ estimates.
Of those nearly 9 million people, roughly 74.3%, or 6,668,000, are Jews. Approximately 1.88 million, or 20.9% of the population, are Arabs, while 426,000 (4.8% of the total) are neither Jewish nor Arab, and are classified as “Others”.
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