As indicated under Col. 1-4, this Register includes only main localities in which the locality and all its land are within Armistice line of 1949 (Israel). Exclusions are already cited. When compared with UNRWA records, the exclusions become clear. The number of UNRWA-registered refugees from the main localities under the main AS list are shown under Col. 20. It is clear however that UNRWA records lists many more localities than shown in the main AS list (Col. 5, 6). These ‘extra’ localities are given in Col. 21, 22, roughly in alphabetical order and as close as possible (if applicable) to the name(s) in the main list. The extra (UNRWA) villages from which refugees came can be grouped into the following:
- Villages whose land is taken over by Israel in 1948, while the village houses are in the West Bank or Gaza.
- Jewish villages or lands in which refugees used to live and work.
- Palestinian villages which remained in Israel, while some of their inhabitants became refugees.
- Villages or sites which are satellites or extensions to listed villages.
The number of such extra villages is shown in brackets for each District, just before the sub-total, e.g. 52 for Acre. For each District, the number of registered refugees as on 9 April 1997 in the list is shown in Col. 20, for extra villages in Col. 21, the total in Col. 22 at the end of District group.
The grand total (S No. 565) is 2,919,377 registered refugees in the list, 474, 513 (16% of primary registered refugees) in extra villages, making a total of 3,393,890, as per UNRWA records on 9 April 1997.
The total number of extra villages is 662, which is larger than the number of villages in the Register (531). The refugees therefore come from a total of 1,193 localities. Fourteen percent of the total registered refugees come from secondary unlisted origins. This fact has not been previously observed. Thus, it is clear that published lists of depopulated villages generally underestimate the number of villages, the number of the refugees and the area of their land.