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The cloth assembled during this ebook is a survey of Palestine and was once ready among the center of December, 1945, and the tip of January, 1946. the article of the survey used to be to ascertain the stipulations in Palestine with targeted realization to topics touching on absorptive capability.

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A Survey of Palestine

The fabric assembled during this e-book is a survey of Palestine and used to be ready among the center of December, 1945, and the tip of January, 1946. the thing of the survey used to be to check the stipulations in Palestine with precise awareness to topics referring to absorptive ability.

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465,000 and 680,000 respectively,have been allocated on the basis of the estimated ownership of land in the two comDiunities as compiled by the Department of Land Settlement. The estimate shows that 58 per cent, of the aggregate of the taxes on land was paid by Jews (viz. £P. 664,000). 6 5 . Land registration fees. 850,000 in 1944/45 has been allocated between the two groups of the population on the basis of the records of the Department of Land Registration. 757,440) ; 76 per cent, of the •valueof land purchased in the year was purchased by Jews.

209,000 respectively,was borne by the ultimate consumer. Incidentally, as regards the rural property tax it is noteworthy that even in normal times, in Arab rural areas, the lessee of agricultural land usually pays half of the tax for which the lessor is nominally liable. 680,000) as the operation of the rent restrictions regulations prevented property owners from exploiting to the full the acute scarcity of housing by arise in rentals. 5 millions) is borne by the individual who actually pays the tax.

Table 2, which has been compiled from the records of land taxation, shows the area of land held by Arabs (and other nonJews) and by Jews. In table 2A the rural areas have been valued at pre-war prices based on the categorization of land for fiscal purposes carried out in 1935. These values, although based on values actually ruling pre-war, are completely arbitrary and have been designed to reflect the share of the two groups of the population rather than the aggregate value of the land. The estimate 563 CHAPTER XIV.

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