Ramallah was once a Christian city. It had a clear Christian majority under Ottoman and British rule.
When Jordan annexed the town, though, the demographic balance changed. By 1967 it was roughly half Muslim.
Christians fled from Ramallah in the 1990s as the Muslim population grew.
In February 2002, a spat between a Christian and a Muslim turned into a Muslim attack against many Christian-owned businesses, and the PA did nothing to stop it:
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