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. Others live in the United States.
The Palestinian Arabs have had a close association with Islam throughout their history and today, most are Muslims. However, there has long been a sizable contingent of committed Christians among the Palestinian Arabs. Palestinian Arabs speak an Arabic language called Mashriqi, with various local dialects.
Most Palestinian Arabs in the United States have risen above the ordeals they faced, and hold good jobs as businessmen, etc. Some must deal with the traumas of war.
Most Palestinian Arabs 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.
The US has often taken in refugees who come because of religious persecution. For this reason, there is a high percentage of Christians among Palestinian Arabs in the United States.
Like most immigrant groups, there is conflict between the first and second generations. Those who came from the old country want their children to conform to the old culture. There is often a backlash from younger Palestinian Arabs who want to fully integrate in American society, marry for love, etc.
Ask God to give Palestinian Arab believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with others, both in the US and beyond.
Pray that their traditional Muslim culture will soften, creating open doors for the gospel to be preached among them.
Pray for spiritual hunger among the Palestinian Arabs in the United States.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Palestinian in United States.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project
|People Name General
|People Name in Country
|Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian; Gazan Arab; Israeli Arab Muslim; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arabs; Palestinian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab
|Population this Country
|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|1 (per PeopleGroups.org)
|Pioneer Workers Needed
|America, North and Caribbean
|National Bible Society
|Location in Country
|Chicago (Bridgeview), New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Houston Source: Global Gates 2021
|Arabic, Levantine (105,000 speakers)
|apc Ethnologue Listing
|Yes ScriptSource Listing
Primary Language: Arabic, Levantine
|Bible Translation ▲
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)
|Possible Print Bibles
|Forum Bible Agencies
|National Bible Societies
|World Bible Finder
|Resource Type ▲
|Arabic Bible Online
|Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
|Audio Bible teaching
|Global Recordings Network
|Film / Video
|Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
|Film / Video
|LUMO film of Gospels
|Bible Media Group/LUMO
|Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video
|Faith Comes by Hearing
|Gospel resources links
|YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio
|Android Bible app: Arabic, Levantine
|iOS Bible app: Arabic, Levantine
|Text / Printed Matter
|Bible: Comic Book Version
|Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
|Text / Printed Matter
|Tools for faith conversations
|Campus Crusade for Christ