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A/AC.25/Org/38
7 May 1951

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

UNITED NATIONS CONCILIATION COMMISSION FOR PALESTINE


Statement by SAID M. BEIDAS,
Ex-member of the Committee for Agricultural Economics and Marketing;
Ex-member of the Citrus Control and Marketing Boards in Palestine;
Manager of the Union of the Arab Villages Society in Palestine
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(Communicated to Mr. Palmer, Chairman of the Conciliation Commission,
by Dr. Izzat Tannous, on 30 April 1951.)
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The total area of Palestine is 26,2714000 dunums, of, 1000 m2 each, its present allocation (fait accompli) as follows :
A.- Lands under the rule of Arab Authorities :
Dunums
1.- Gaza Area, under the supervision
of the Egyptian Authorities :
370,000
2.- Hebron District, the remaining
part of Jerusalem area and
Nablus, under the supervision
of the Jordanian Authorities :
5,620,0005,990,000
B.- No Man's Land :
1.- Auja Hafeer Area 275,000
2.- International Jerusalem Area 123,000
3.- Tiberius Area 17,000
4.- Houla Area 6,000 421,000
C.- Total Area under the rule of
the Jewish Authorities :
26,271,000 — 6,511,000 = 19,860 000
Grand Total : 26 271 000

Details of the Arab-owned lands under
the rule of the Israelian Authorities in Palestine
and the average yearly income of production

Citrus trees 130,000 dunumsat an average , of 60 c/s each:
7,800,000 cases at 15/-
Pounds Sterling
L. 5,845,000
Olive trees 240,000 dunumsof 6000 tons productions at L.300 each1,800,000
Fruit trees 150,000 dunums at L. 50 each750,000
Agricultural Lands 4,500,000 dunums at L. 3 each13,500,000
Mount. Agr. Lands 2,100,000 dunums at L. 2 each4,200,000
Uncultivated lands 2,180,000 dununsTotal average income :L. 26,095,000
Nekab Area 8,260,000
17,560,000 dunums
Jewish-owned Lands2,300,000 dunums
Total area under the rule of Israel19,860,000 dunums
In addition to the above yearly income of crops estimated at L.26,095,000, the Arab Palestinian Refugees own buildings and warehouses in the towns as well as in the villages of Palestine, the total rents of which are estimated at L. 6,000,000 per year.

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