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Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine
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Posted on September 10, 2007

Village Statistics book is a rare and important book was first published by the Palestine Government in 1937 under the request of the Peel Commission, which was used to draw the first proposed partition plan in 1937 (know as the Peel Partition Plan). At the time, it had limited circulation, and later it was updated with a newer version that represent 1945 village statistics. Mr. Sami Hadawi (one of the most important Palestinian scholars and the most authoritative land expert about Palestine before Nakba) republished this important book in a manageable size (the original was made of one table that spaned large pages), and added some important explanation and notes.

Since this book had limited circulation, and because it is extremely important for the Palestinian cause, we decide to make it available to the general public (scroll to end of page to see table of contents), and we hope you will find it useful. It should be noted that we have spent a lot of time extracting the statistics from this important book and made it available for researchers in the form of a spreadsheet, click here for more details.



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Posted by Jess on March 11, 2012 #142366

Thanks for this. A great resource. Appreciate you posting it.
Posted by Hilde on March 28, 2011 #132057

Jacob: It is plainly stated above that this is a new and updated version of the 1937 edition.
Posted by Jacob on February 4, 2011 #130126

I'm curious as to why the book you have shown here is shown as being printed in 1970 in Lebanon if it was from the Peel commission
Posted by k_w on November 21, 2009 #95753

I suggest you provide a zip archive to download all files at a time.
Posted by جهاد صليح on October 19, 2009 #92335