According to data issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, over four out of ten residents of Jerusalem are Muslims.
According to statistics released for the current Eid al-Adha festival, 371,000 Muslims, or 38% of the city’s population, dwell in Israel’s capital. In all, 1.75 million Muslims reside in Israel, making up about 18% of the country’s almost 10 million inhabitants.
Muslim population growth in the nation increased by 2.2% last year, a little down from 2.3% the year before.
After a 20-year fall in the reproduction rate in Muslim culture, Israeli Muslim women now have an average of three children, a number comparable to that of Jewish women.
However, the Muslim community in Israel is still disproportionately young, with roughly a third of its citizens being under the age of 14 and fewer than 5% being over 65.
Israelis are made up of about 75% Jews and 5% Christians.