In 1945, the British Administration in Palestine look into the depth and breadth of Palestinian Arab land sales to Jews. Prohibited by the 1940 Land Transfer Regulations, Arab sellers still seek out Jewish buyers with a vigor and frequency unanticipated by the British. Investigations into the methods of land transfers and their motivations revealed that where there is a market, restrictions will not keep Arabs and Jews from engaging in business transactions. Large amounts of testimony are taken from Palestinian Arabs, but the Jewish Agency refuses to engage in the inquiry that might have necessitated providing information about transfer methods that are considered better to be kept secret. (source)
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