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U N I T ED N AT I ON S Office for the Coor dination of H umanitar ian Affair s occupied Palestinian ter r itor y

Shr ink ing Space : U r ban Contr action and R ur al F r agmentation in the Bethlehem

M ay 2009


U N I T ED N AT I ON S Office for the Coor dination of H umanitar ian Affair s

The Shrinking Space of Bethlehem Governorate

occupied Palestinian ter r itor y

Potential for development ofM Bethlehem tour ism ifeI Km sr aeli Bedouin ar Saba L658 ifesquar Gover norsites ate compr ised of appr oximately D ead Sea measur es lifted H usan I sr aeli annexation into Jer usalem I D F closur e of D ead Sea coast line (32 Km) I sr aeli settlements (19), I sr aeli pop. 86,000 Ar ea C (66%) – full I sr aeli contr ol I sr aeli militar y closed ar eas (40% of the gover nor ate and 60% of Ar ea C) N atur e Reser ves (19.4%) Bypass r oads I sr aeli settlement outposts (16) Bar r ier – constr ucted & under constr uction Bar r ier - Planned Closur es : check points and obstacles (32) Settlement expansion

Shr ink ing Space : U r ban Contr action and R ur al F r agmentation in the Bethlehem

M ay 2009


http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_bethlehem_shrinking_space_may_2009_presentation