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American Jews Owning Land in Palestine Warned to Protect Their Property Rights

Americans who own land in Palestine were warned today that their property can be lost to them under the present regulations of the Palestine Government, which provide that persons dwelling on or working uncultivated rural land for twelve consecutive months may receive squatters’ rights. The warning was issued by Dr. Abraham Granovsky, director of the Jewish National Fund, who is now on a visit here.

Dr. Granovsky offered the services of the JNF in taking the legal and administrative measures to restore full title to the land, where it has lapsed. He also suggested that such land could be donated to the JNF, which will utilize it for the settlement of new immigrants and the general development of the Jewish community.