Bill No. 5253/20/F

MK Bezalel Smotrich from the Jewish Home party submitted a bill to repeal the 1953 Jordanian Law, which prohibits the selling of land to strangers. According to military orders, the Law is in force in the West Bank.


This bill is essentially associated with a political decision to be made by the Israeli government, which will be required to resolve this issue. The bill violates International Law in relation to an occupied territory.

Friday, May 27, 2022


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.