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The Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theófilos III, is the leader of the Palestinian and Jordanian Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, but Israel and some church members have refused to recognize his appointment.If confirmed, he would replace Patriarch Irenaios, whose status within the church became disputed after a term surrounded by controversy and scandal given that he sold Palestinian property to Israeli Orthodox Jews.

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Palestinian Christians are Arabic-speaking Christians descended from the people of the geographical area of Palestine.Within Palestine, there are churches and believers from many Christian denominations, including Oriental Orthodoxy, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholic (Eastern and Western rites), Protestant, and others.In both the local dialect of Palestinian Arabic and in classical or modern standard Arabic, Christians are called Nasrani (a derivative of the Arabic word for Nazareth, al-Nasira) or Masihi (a derivative of Arabic word Masih, meaning "Messiah")..In Hebrew, they are called Notzri (also spelt Notsri) which means "Nazarene" in Hebrew Christians comprise less than 4% of Arabs living within the borders of former Mandate Palestine today.Most are in the West Bank, but there is a community of 5,000 in the Gaza Strip.Palestinian Christians in Israel number between 144,000 and 196,000, or 2.1 to 2.8% of the total population, Around 50% of Palestinian Christians belong to the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, one of the 16 churches of Eastern Orthodoxy.

This community has also been known as the Arab Orthodox Christians.

There are also Maronites, Melkite-Eastern Catholics, Jacobites, Chaldeans, Roman Catholics (locally known as Latins), Syriac Catholics, Orthodox Copts, Catholic Copts, Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholic, Quakers {Friends Society}, Methodists, Presbyterians, Anglicans {Episcopal}, Lutherans, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Nazarene, Assemblies of God, Baptists and other Protestants; in addition of small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and others.

They are approximately 4% of the West Bank population, less than 1% in Gaza, and nearly 10% of Israel's Arab population.

According to official British Mandate estimates, Mandate Palestine’s Christian population varied between 9.5% (1922) and 7.9% (1946) of the total population.

Today, the majority of Palestinian Christians live outside of Palestine because of emigration in response to the 1948 War, the Six-Day War in 1967, occupation by Jordan, Egypt, and Israel, and Muslim pressure, Today, the majority of Palestinian Christians live abroad.

In 2005, it was estimated that the Christian population of the Palestinian territories was between 40,000 and 90,000 people, or 2.1 to 3.4% of the population.

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