in Palestine was much earlier. The Ottoman archives are replete with such protests from Palestinians about the Jewish European colonization encroaching on them. Here is one dated 27 Dec 1894 from a notable in Caesarea complaining to the Sultan that rich Jews like Baron Rothschild are using tricks, money and bribing corrupt officials to acquire land and claim that their colonies have been long built before the prohibition of colonization. "Their increase is a peril to the people of Palestine". Y.PRK.AZJ 30/37. Correction to the article: Rehovot is built on the land of Deiran not Daran. Rishon Leztion is built on the land of Ayoun Gara not Lun Kara. The villagers became destitute.
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