During the British Mandate, Zionists paid ten million pounds to the Palestinian Arab "notable" class to acquire land at market prices (Schindler, 2008, p. 32). The Palestinian sellers profiting from the sales were members of the class that purported to lead the resistance to Zionism (Khalidi, 2007, p. 87). That is why Churchill insisted, in exasperation, to an Arab delegation to London that land "was not being taken away from Arabs; that Arabs sold to Jews only if they chose to do so" (Fromkin, 1989, p. 522). In fact, the Arab leader of this delegation, Musa Kazim Pasha, himself sold land to Jewish settlers (ibid.).
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