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Submitted by Vadim Anshelevich (United States), May 11, 2021 at 14:52

"The anti-Zionist argument emphasizes that, at the time of the British withdrawal in 1948, Jews owned only 6 to 10 percent of the territory's land area"

Dr. Pipes, I wonder, what percent of the territory's land area was owned by Arabs at that time. This is a question I cannot find an answer.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

A large part of the land was miri, or government-owned. But I do not know the percentages.

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