3. THE LAND LAW OF PALESTINE

3. THE LAND LAW OF PALESTINE and Holmes Beach: Gaunt (1998) [Reprint from 1935 imprint]*, pp.458 Review by The Oslo "peace process" has once again demonstrated the centrality of land in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The entire timeframe for negotiations has been dominated by Israel's withdrawal (or lack thereof) from Occupied Palestinian Territory. Each with- drawal, however minute, has been accompanied by detailed maps aimed at preserving Israeli settlements and their accompanying lines of communications in addition to their "security" in Palestinian Territory. The seizure of land by Israel and Israel's manipulation of laws that date back to the Ottoman period demonstrate that an individual's right to hold land is intimately connected to a people's right to self-determination. Gaunt's decision to reprint Goadby and Doukhan's The Land Law of Palestine, originally pub- lished during the British Mandate in 1935,' is a timely reminder of the role that law has played dispossessing the Palestinians, first as individuals and then as a people. This work, written in the classic style of a legal textbook, could be dismissed as another out-dated, dry and dull student or professional book. However, in many ways it is a textbook on colonial governance. It provides insight into how a colonial power deploys http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Palestine Yearbook of International Law Online Brill

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and Holmes Beach: Gaunt (1998) [Reprint from 1935 imprint]*, pp.458 Review by The Oslo "peace process" has once again demonstrated the centrality of land in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The entire timeframe for negotiations has been dominated by Israel's withdrawal (or lack thereof) from Occupied Palestinian Territory. Each with- drawal, however minute, has been accompanied by detailed maps aimed at preserving Israeli settlements and their accompanying lines of communications in addition to their "security" in Palestinian Territory. The seizure of land by Israel and Israel's manipulation of laws that date back to the Ottoman period demonstrate that an individual's right to hold land is intimately connected to a people's right to self-determination. Gaunt's decision to reprint Goadby and Doukhan's The Land Law of Palestine, originally pub- lished during the British Mandate in 1935,' is a timely reminder of the role that law has played dispossessing the Palestinians, first as individuals and then as a people. This work, written in the classic style of a legal textbook, could be dismissed as another out-dated, dry and dull student or professional book. However, in many ways it is a textbook on colonial governance. It provides insight into how a colonial power deploys

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