The West Bank and the Gaza Strip: Future Political and Administrative Links

This study looks at the different histories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the consequent divisions that these have caused between the two regions. The need for dealing with these divisions in the transitional phase is emphasized and several options for the future linkage of the two areas are offered. The paper addresses how federal relationship in the Palestinian Territories could ensure their integrity and safety as a single unit and how the two areas may be represented in national bodies. Considerable attention is also given to the limitations regarding the transitional phase that are inherent in the DoP, and which will hinder attempts at securing cohesion between the two areas.

Oct. 1, 1994