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Palestinian Government v. Municipality of Tiberias, 1929

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Palestinian Government v. Municipality of Tiberias

Source: The Palestine Bulletin, 30 January 1929

 

TIBERIAS HOT SPRINGS DISPUTE REFERRED TO COURT.

   It is stated that the Government in accordance with its threats, has brought an action against the Municipality of Tiberias in connection with the protracted dispute over the hot Springs, the full ownership of which is claimed by the Government.  The case is to be heard by the Court next Saturday.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 February 1929

THE DISPUTE OVER THE TIBERIAS HOT SPRINGS.

Haifa. - The District Court on Monday began the trial of the case brought by the Government against the Tiberias Municipality requesting that the court should order the cessation of the sale of the mineral waters of Tiberias by the Municipality.  The judgment of the Court was that the Government should first prove its ownership of the hot springs before such an order could be given.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 10 March 1929

TIBERIAS BATHS DISPUTE TO BE SETTLED PEACEFULLY.

   It is stated that the case of the government vs. the Tiberias Municipality regarding the Hot Springs may not be dealt with by the Court on the 24th inst., as proposed, but may possibly be settled by a mutual agreement.  The Government, it is said, has offered the municipality to consult lawyers in regard to the agreement insisted upon by the Government, so that if the treaty should be considered improper, it might be amended

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 13 March 1929

TIBERIAS WATERS DISPUTE SETTLED.

   It is stated that the long-continuing dispute between the government and the Tiberias Municipality over the Hot Springs has finally been settled by an agreement, so that the case now before the High Court is to be dropped.  According to the agreement, the Municipality will get two thirds of the income from the Springs while the Waqf Administration and the Education Department will be accorded one sixth each.  After the expiration of the term of the concession now held by a Company, all buildings and installations will become the property of the Municipality (except one sixth of them belonging to the Waqf Administration), and the Government will lease for ever to the municipality the lands necessary for the bath houses and other buildings.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 April 1929

TIBERIAS CONCESSION SIGNED.

   H.E. the High Commissioner signed on Wednesday the Tiberias Baths Concession granted to Messrs. J. Suprasky and J. Gesundheit, both of Tel Aviv, and Judge Rosenblatt, of New York.  90 per cent of the concession rights belonging to this group, while Soliman bey Nassif and Amin Eff. Rozek hold the remaining ten per cent.  A company is being organised for the working of the concession.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 30 April 1929

THE TIBERIAS BATHS AGREEMENT.

   We publish below the full text of the agreement on the Tiberias Baths recently concluded between the Government and the Municipality of Tiberias: - .......

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