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Report: Nearly 0.5m Israelis left Israel after 7 October

December 7, 2023 at 8:48 am

People waiting at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on October 14, 2023 [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images]

Nearly half a million Israelis have left the country since 7 October, according to data from the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority.

Israel’s Zman magazine reported that 470,000 Israelis have emigrated from Israel and it is not known if they will return at a later point.

Data also shows a significant decline in the number of Jewish immigrants to Israel since the start of October, by about 50 per cent compared to the start of the year.

According to the data, migration to Israel declined by 70 per cent in November compared to previous months of 2023, with 2,000 immigrants arriving in November compared to 4,500 who arrived every month since the start of the year.

Note: This article has been updated on 16 January 2023 to correct the source of the news to be Israel’s Zman magazine instead of Times of Israel.

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