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Golan Heights:
The Golan Heights Law

(December 14, 1981)


Golan Heights: Table of Contents | Geography & Geology | History & Overview


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The Golan Heights Law, passed through the Knesset by a majority 63 against 21, extended Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
The law was not recognized internationally and was determined as void by U.N. Security Council Resolution 497.

  1. The Law, jurisdiction and administration of the state shall apply to the Golan Heights, as described in the Appendix.
  2. This Law shall become valid on the day of its passage in the Knesset.
  3. The Minister of the Interior shall be charged with the implementation of this Law, and he is entitled, in consultation with the Minister of Justice, to enact regulations for its implementation and to formulate in regulations transitional provisions concerning the continued application of regulations, orders, administrative orders, rights and duties which were in force on the Golan Heights prior to the application of this Law.

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