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Palestine
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In Palestine there are about 70,000 Christians in the West Bank and 1000 in Gaza out of a total population numbering approximately 4.5 million. Christians comprise approximately 2 percent of the population of the West Bank and less than 1 percent in Gaza. Christian groups in the West Bank and Gaza include Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Catholicism (Eastern and Western rites), Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Pentecostalism, concentrated mainly in East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, and Bethlehem (Sabella 2018, 141–42). Modern Pentecostalism was introduced to Palestine by m…

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Newberg, Eric, “Palestine”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_033786>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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