Event: Mahlul Land Ordinance

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The British authorities pass an ordinance to control acquisition of mahlul land. Under the Ottomans, mahlul land (consisting in miri which has not been cultivated for more than three years or whose owner has passed away without heirs) could easily be granted to any interested party; the new ordinance renders such possession illegal and subject to heavy penalties and allows only leasing to occupants. This complete turnaround is part of the overall British objective, entangled in Zionist interests, to bring as much land as possible under exclusive State control.

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Mewat Land Ordinance
16 February 1921
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