Palestinian Arabs fall into a category classified as Levant Arabs. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs. Today, several hundred thousand Levant Arabs live along the northern edges of the Arabian Desert. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. Small groups can also be found in North Africa and in Europe.
Palestinian Arabs and their descendants in France are those who have immigrated to France. French people of Arab origin (predominantly from Maghreb but also some from Mashreq areas of the Arab world) in France form the second largest ethnic group after French people of French origin. Like other Arab peoples in France, the Palestinians are often separated from the mainline French society. In France, different ethnic groups often live parallel lives in separate communities. Their contact with the majority French population is mainly in the workplace and sometimes the marketplace.
Most Palestinian Arabs in France are Muslims. Islam is a religion of works that is based on five basic "pillars" which are (1) A Muslim must affirm that "there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet;" (2) He must pray five times a day while facing Mecca; (3) He must give generously; (4) He must fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year; and (5) He must try to make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime.
Portions of the Bible, the JESUS Film, and GRN audio resources exist in Arabic and more in French, yet Palestinian Arabs in France remain unreached with the gospel. There are also Palestinian believers in other parts of the world who can go to them in Fra
* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Palestinian in France.
Pray that French believers with broken hearts for their Palestinian Arab neighbors will pray, go and give God’s Word as they are enabled by the Holy Spirit of God. Pray that Palestinian Arabs will understand and receive Lord Jesus’ payment of the penalty for their sins. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Muslim Arabs in France.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arab, Palestinian|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Palestinian|
|Natural Name||Palestinian Arabs|
|Population this Country||4,000|
|Population all Countries||10,851,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian; Gazan Arab; Israeli Arab Muslim; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arabs; Palestinian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab|
|Primary Language||Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (4,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ajp Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||God's Way: 10. Isa & the Victory Over Death - ArabSub|
|Film / Video||God's Way: 6. Musa & the Blood of Sacrifice - ArabSub|
|Film / Video||God's Way: 6. Musa & the Blood of Sacrifice - EngSub|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, South Levantine Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.05 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|