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Palestinian Christians are Christian citizens of the State of Palestine. Often the term refers also to Christians of Palestinian descent in the greater Palestinian Diaspora. Palestinian Christians are almost exclusively culturally and linguistically Arab Christians, and belong to a variety of Christian denominations, mostly Oriental Orthodoxy, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholic, but also Protestant, Anglican and others. In both the local dialect of Palestinian Arabic and in classical or modern standard Arabic, Christians are called Nasrani or Masihi. In Hebrew, they are called Notzri, which means "Nazarene". According to official British Mandate estimates, Mandate Palestine’s Christian population in 1922 comprised 9.5% of the total population and 7.9% in 1946. Many Christians were displaced during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, some fleeing the country or being expelled. A significant number left the West Bank during Jordanian occupation due to economic reasons. Since 1967, the Palestinian Christian population has increased despite continued emigration. Today, Christians comprise less than 4% of Arabs living within the borders of former Mandate Palestine. Palestinian Christians are approximately 2% of the West Bank population and less than 1% in the Gaza Strip. (via Freebase)