Palestinians in Egypt

Palestinians in Egypt refers to the Palestinian refugees who fled or were expelled to Egypt during the 1948 Palestine war, and their descendants, as well as Palestinians expelled from Jordan, following the events of Black September. Palestinians and their descendants have never been naturalized and so keep the distinct status of Palestinian refugee. Some Palestinians, mostly Christians,[1] received Egyptian citizenship through marriage with Egyptian nationals or by other means.

Palestinians in Egypt
Total population
50,245-110,000[citation needed]
Regions with significant populations
Cairo (Greater Cairo)
Languages
Arabic (Palestinian Arabic)
Religion
Sunni Islam and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Palestinians

There was also an earlier wave of Palestinian immigration, in which Palestinian Christians settled in Egypt and other surrounding countries, fleeing genocides during the Ottoman era, along with Lebanese and Syrians, forming what was known as the "Shawam" (شوام) Christian community.

Estimates of the size of the Palestinian population in Egypt range from 50,245 to 110,000.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ June 8, Oroub el-Abed on; 2011. "The Invisible Community: Egypt's Palestinians". Al-Shabaka. Retrieved 2020-05-27.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ June 8, Oroub el-Abed on; 2011. "The Invisible Community: Egypt's Palestinians". Al-Shabaka. Retrieved 2020-05-27.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)