A Guide to Housing, Land and Property Law in the Gaza Strip

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A Guide to Housing, Land and Property Law in the Gaza Strip

Land is a core component of stability for any society. The control over land and its natural resources often causes disputes between individuals, between individuals and the State, or the eruption of conflict between neighbouring States.

The same is true in the case of Palestine. Land-related disputes in Palestine are exacerbated by the varying levels of control historically exercised by foreign powers over the Gaza Strip and the adoption of laws affecting land ownership.

This Guide deals with the legal status of land and the current challenges relevant to land administration in the Gaza Strip. The main objective is to provide a comprehensive description of the complex legal system pertaining to land in the Gaza Strip, and to map the different classifications currently governing the land.

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