Records, [ca. 1869-1960], [ca. 1948-1954] (bulk)

United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine


360.5 cubic ft. (300.4 linear ft.)..
These records, ca. 1948-1954, are primarily from the United Nations Conciliation Commission's (UNCCP) Land Identification Project. Its task was to create a record of individual Arab land holdings in Israel which would serve as basis for verifying individual claims of ownership and their valuation for purposes of compensation. Included are an index of land owners names by sub-district, village or town, and owner name; files containing various forms containing information assembled by the project such as location and description of land, names of owners, encumbrances (mortgages, leases, etc.), taxation category, and valuation. Other data is also included about rural and urban land-holdings in the sub-districts of Acre, Beersheba, Beisan, Gaza, Haifa, Hebron, Jaffa, Jenin, Nablus, Nazareth, Ramallah, Ramle, Safad, and Tulkarm. Also included are microfilms of Turkish land registers, and registers of titles and deeds, ca. 1869-1948; and miscellaneous tally sheets, working papers, and statistics prepared by the project. Also, some office records of UNCCP, ca. 1948-1960, consisting of correspondence with Israel and Arab governments and others, reports, maps, cables concerning refugees, the "Jerusalem Question", and other political matters. Many come from the office of the Legal Advisor, Axel Serup.
The United Nations Conciliation Committee for Palestine's (UNCCP) responsibilities included mediation among parties to the Palestinian dispute - Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria; the rehabilitation and relocation of refugees; and the internationalization of Jerusalem.
Some in Turkish.
Forms part of: United Nations. Missions and Commissions Records.

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