Event: Mewat Land Ordinance

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The Mewat Land Ordinance is issued, making it illegal for residents to acquire mewat land (vacant or grazing land not owned by anyone) for the purpose of reviving it. This ordinance (like the Mahlul Land Ordinance passed four months earlier) is taken by the British Mandate to extend its grip on Palestinian land by repealing crucial Ottoman provisions that made it possible to acquire unused land. The new ordinance, which threatens offenders with prosecution, sets off an immediate uproar among the Arab leadership.

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Timeline Date: 
1921/2/16
Computed Date: 
1921/02/16
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Transfer of Land Amendment Ordinance No. 2
8 December 1921
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Mahlul Land Ordinance
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