Peel Partition Plan). At the time, it had limited circulation, and later it was updated with a newer version to 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; click here for details 50 MB PDF), and added some important explanation and notes.
As you contemplate the below data, please note that 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. It should be noted that as of 1948:
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.
- Table of contents
- Land And Its Ownership
- State Domain
- Beersheba Sub-District
- Summary of Palestine land ownership per district