By John Valentine Wistar Shaw
The cloth assembled during this book is a survey of Palestine and was once ready among the center of December, 1945, and the top of January, 1946. the article of the survey used to be to ascertain the stipulations in Palestine with certain consciousness to matters relating absorptive potential.
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Nevertheless, certain basic information is available and is presented below. The additional problem of separating the relative shares of the two broad groups of the population in the wealth of the country has involved additional difficulties which have been overcome only by the use of methods of approximation which must further widen the margin of error that limits the value of all such estimates. The estimates presented below must therefore be regarded only as rough approximations. They are presented in the form of a series of tables in which the main categories of capital are enumerated and the shares of Jews, Arabs and Others are indicated.
Millions I n d i v i d u a l a n d company investments : Arab owned Jewish owned Other (incl. Arab). 2 Total assets : Arab owned Jewish owned Other (incl. ). 7 Table 2. O W N E R S H I P OF L A N D I N PALESTINE. Share of Jews a n d Arabs ( i n c l u d i n g other non-Jews) as at 1st A p r i l , 1943. Dunums (1000 sq. metres) Urban Citrus Bananas R u r a l built-on area Plantations Cereal land (taxable) Cereal land (not taxable) Uncultivable Total area : 76,662 145,572 2,300 36,851 1,079,788 5,503,183 900,294 16,925,805 70,111 141,188 1,430 42,330 95,514 814,102 51,049 298,523 146,773 286,760 3,730 79,181 1,175,302 6,317,285 951,343 17,224,328 24,670,455 1,514,247 26,184,702 Roads, railways, rivers and lakes Total i n c l u d i n g roads, railways, etc.
At all other times it is the police on whom the responsibilty for enforcing the law is laid. In particular, the police are directly responsible for the suppression of crime. 6. A. had maintained apolice force drawn from the local population under British officers. •XVI« the local population and immediate action was taken to improve its training. Steps were taken, early in the next year, to raise also aPalestine Gendarmerie of 550 men. The first Police Ordinance was enacted in 1921 (to be replaced in 1926 by the Ordinance now in force) *.