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Palestine Land Tax Takes Effect April 1

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The new rural property tax, which has been bitterly fought by Jewish leaders, will go into effect on April 1, the government officially announced today. The announcement stated, however, that an exception would be made in the case of the Beersheba district, which has suffered from bad crops.

The new tax bears heavily on land used for citrus growing and puts only slight taxes on land used for general farming.

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