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Arabs Demand Double Payment for Land Bought by Canada J.N.F.

An Arab deputation interviewed Assistant Civil Secretary Mills Friday regarding the eviction of 265 squatter Arab families from the Canadian Jewish National Fund land. The deputation, while not challenging the legality of the sale, is claiming compensation under the Cultivators Protective Ordinance, which has come into force since the Canadian purchase was made.

It is officially admitted that the Jewish National Fund has paid compensation for the land but that the recipients had since reoccupied the land and are threatening to resist eviction by force in order to demonstrate to the Inquiry Commission an alleged injustice.