Municipality (Palestinian Authority)
Palestinian National Authority
This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
the Palestinian National Authority
- Prime Minister
- Legislative Council (members)
- Political parties
- Foreign relations
- Recognition of Palestine
- Palestinian Authority passport
- Fatah–Hamas conflict
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- State of Palestine
In the territories administrated by the Palestinian Authority, a municipality (Arabic: هيئة محلية) is an administrative unit of local government similar to a city. They were established and decided after the creation of the Local Government Ministry of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994. All municipalities are assigned by the Local Government Ministry. Municipal council members and mayors are elected by the residents of the particular locality. Municipalities are divided into four sectors depending on their population and importance to their particular governorate.
Municipality A (City) - Primary municipalities or district capitals of the governorates. There are 14 A-level municipalities. These localities are considered cities. Their municipal councils consists of 13 members and a chairman in addition to the elected mayor.
Municipality B (City or Town) - Municipalities that have populations of over 8,000 inhabitants or have had a lengthy existence as local councils under Israeli administration. There are 41 B-level municipalities. Their municipal councils consist of 13 members and a chairperson.
Municipality C (Town) - Municipalities that have populations of 4,000-8,000. Most were recently approved by the Palestinian National Authority. There are 47 C-level municipalities that are governed by 11-member councils.
Municipality D (Village) - Municipalities with populations of over 1,000. There are 220 D-level municipalities that are governed by 9-member councils.
- List of cities in Palestinian Authority areas
- Palestinian refugee camps
- The Crisis of Local Government Institution in Palestine, a case study Abdulnasser Makky. Arabic Media Internet Network. 2004-11-22.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Palestinian National Authority — For the Hamas led administration in the Gaza Strip, see Governance of the Gaza Strip. For the Palestine Liberation Organization s declared state, see State of Palestine. Palestinian National Authority السلطة الفلسطينية As Sulṭa Al Filasṭīniyya … Wikipedia
Municipality — The Ponce City Hall, in the city of Ponce, is the seat of the government for both the city and the surrounding barrios making up the municipality. A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually… … Wikipedia
List of cities in Palestinian National Authority areas — The following is a list of cities in Palestinian National Authority administrated areas, although depending on which particular area each locality is located. After the 1995 Interim Agreements, the PNA took control of civil affairs in both… … Wikipedia
Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Hebron — The Israeli Palestinian conflict in Hebron is a microcosm of the wider Israeli Palestinian conflict. The conflict in Hebron is being played out in a city of 160,000 Palestinians and a Israeli settler population of 500 800 living in close… … Wikipedia
Syro-Palestinian archaeology — is a term used to refer to archaeological research conducted in the southern Levant. Palestinian archaeology is also commonly used in its stead,Davis, 2004, p. 146.] Dever, 2001, p. 61.] particularly when the area of inquiry centers on ancient… … Wikipedia
Textbooks in the Palestinian territories — are school textbooks published in the Palestinian territories. Various research institutions have carried out studies into the representation of Israeli Jews and the State of Israel within these textbooks. The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem… … Wikipedia
Violence in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict 2007 — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Israeli Palestinian conflict 2007 caption= partof=al Aqsa Intifada date= place=Israel, Gaza Strip, West Bank casus= combatant1=flagcountry|Israel Defense Forces (Israeli Security Forces) combatant2= Islamic… … Wikipedia
Freedom of religion in the Palestinian territories — refers to the freedom given individuals in Palestine to observe and practice the religion of their choice. The Palestinian territories include a population of approximately 4.2 million people, with representation of a number of religious groups… … Wikipedia
Local government — refers collectively to administrative authorities over areas that are smaller than a state. The term is used to contrast with offices at nation state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or … Wikipedia
Gaza — This article is about the city. For the territory, see Gaza Strip. For other uses, see Gaza (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Giza. Gaza Other transcription(s) – Arabic غزة – Also spelled Ghazzah (official) Gaza … Wikipedia