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Land Loss and Economic Effects

What is affected
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Dispossession/confiscation
Date 06 June 1967
Region MENA
Country Palestine/Israel
City West Bank

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 1500000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Your solution Reparation, including restitution, and prosection of perpetrators.
Download any important details WB 20_10_2008.pdf
Download any important development OCHA+-+Displaced+Populations+Report+Jan+-+Mar+09.pdf

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Israeli military occupation
Brief narrative The West Bank is an area of extensive tree crops and farming, rangelands and valuable, if relatively scarce, water resources spanning 5,655 hectares. In total, the land area of the West Bank restricted from Palestinian use adds up to 38.3% of the West Bank. This includes 28.1% which is explicitly restricted from any Palestinian access or use and 10.2% West of the Separation Barrier, which is heavily restricted to Palestinian access (see Table 1). At the same time, the whole of Area C (59% of West Bank) is administered by the Israeli military authorities, including land administration and planning. The question arises therefore whether the balance of Area C land (20.7% of West Bank) is in fact freely available to the Palestinians for their development needs.
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