Land Ownership Mapping in East Jerusalem in 2010
Land Ownership Mapping in East Jerusalem in 2010; Jerusalem Unit -Palestine President Office, 2010: 25
Yellow – State-owned
Green – Privately owned
Land ownership status determines how easy building developments can be processed. Palestinian settlements which are largely in the East Jerusalem are privately owned. Any building construction work such as new building or alterations need a request on building permit from the government. The permits are difficult to be granted due to the general lack of detail plans. On the other hand, the Jewish settlements are built on confiscated state lands and are projects commissioned by the government. Thus, they are generally subjected to less complicated building application procedures.
Reference: Jerusalem Unit -Palestine President Office, 2010: 25