Zombies Zoning for Zionism: The Effect of an Inherited Ottoman Land Use System on British Mandatory Palestine
West Point Press
"After the end of the First World War, the British were granted a mandate over Palestine by the League of Nations. This gave them the challenge of managing both Zionist immigration to what they had acknowledged as a “Jewish Home,” as well as the resistance to Zionism by Arab residents, particularly landless tenant farmers. Upon receiving this mandate, they inherited a complex Ottoman legal structure governing the land they now controlled. In some areas, such as criminal and commercial law, British authorities quickly made meaningful legal changes, that, however, was not the case for land use..."
Foster, Jacob. “Zombies Zoning for Zionism: The Effect of an Inherited Ottoman Land Use System on British Mandatory Palestine.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 12 (Spring 2022): 156-166.