Jerusalem (Nov. 25)
Jews ploughing the field on the Plain of Sharon, the area purchased by the Canadian Zionists, have discontinued their work at the request of District Officer Bailey of Nablus.
Jewish workers returned to Hedera pending the decision concerning the removal of the squatters who demand compensation under the Tenants Protection Ordinance, which came into force after the land was purchased.
The government, it is understood has advised the squatters to apply to the Land Court for a decision as to whether or not they are entitled to one year’s eviction notice.
It is understood that one of the apparent difficulties in this matter, which represents one of the most important transfers of land in several years, is that the police have not received the eviction order which the court handed down six months.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that Hankin, a well known land purchasing agent, is to see government officials this week concerning the Canadian land purchase and he is expected to prove the legality of the sale and the fact that compensation had been paid to the tenants on the land.