As of 1947, Jews in Palestine owned UNDER 7% of Palestine's lands, and after the 1948 war 80% of the Palestinian people were DISPOSSESSED of their homes, farms, and businesses. Scroll below for the source and tabular break down of land ownership. It should be noted that as of 1948, Jews were 1/3 of the total population and only 1/3 of those gained Palestinian Citizenship!
Share of Palestinian vs. Jewish land ownership as of April 1st, 1943
Category of land
|Palestinians & others||Jews||Total|
Dunums (1000 sq. meters)
|Rural built-on area||36,851||42,330||79,181|
|Cereal land (taxable)||5,503,183||814,102||6,317,285|
|Cereal land (not taxable)||900,294||51,049||951,343|
|Roads, railways, rivers, and lakes||135,803|
Total Area including roads, railways, etc.
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Click here, for more tabular data about Jewish land ownership per district as of 1946.
Source: A Survey of Palestine prepared by the British Mandate for the UN, p. 566. If you are interested in a lot more details; we urge you to examine our Village Statistics Project; here we got the boring details about every Palestinian square kilometer.