Israel Civilian Administration in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
A civilian administration has been set up in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as an interim measure pending final resolution of the political future of these two areas, which are not part of Israel proper. While Labor was in power, Israeli-sponsored municipal elections were held in the West Bank in 1976. The civilian administration of the area until late 1987 employed approximately 13,000 to 14,000 Palestinian civil servants. The Palestinian uprising (intifadah) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip that began in December 1987, however, had a profound impact on the relationship between the civilian administration and the Palestinian inhabitants of the occupied territories (see Introduction; Palestinian Uprising, December 1987- , ch. 5).
Data as of December 1988
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