The Palestinian Diaspora, 1997


The Palestinian diaspora, 2000


This map shows the distribution of Palestinians around the world, with statistics for each country. The map uses circles with areas proportional to the number of expatriated Palestinians as a visual representation of the comparative size of the populations in each area.


(1) Excepting Palestine (Cisjordan and Gaza), Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan.

The spheres are proportional to the number of expatriated Palestinians.


Le Monde Diplomatique [1]

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz

Primary Sources:

  • Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Elia Zureik, Palestinian refugees and the peace process, Institute for Palestine Studies, Washington D.C., 1996
  • Kathleen Christison, “The American experience : Palestinians in the United States”, Journal of Palestine Studies, Washington D.C., 1992
  • Sari Hanafi, Les hommes d’affaires palestiniens de la diaspora et la construction de l’entité palestinienne, Cedej, Cairo, 1997
  • Yassin Abdul-Qader, The Palestinians in Egypt, Shami Centre, Ramallah, 1996.


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