Event: Land Settlement Ordinance No. 9
Replicating a method used throughout their colonial possessions and first developed in Australia, the British authorities launch a settlement process aimed at improving the collection of taxes, providing greater security of title to land, and identifying and registering Government lands. The settlement operations consist of dividing the land through a cadastral survey, followed by a judicial investigation of all rights (property and encumbrances) affecting a given parcel and their subsequent registration in new land registers. Although the settlement process does not officially aim at facilitating land acquisition by Zionists institutions and individuals, it nevertheless has this effect.