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Israel: Basic Law of 1964, Israel Lands

Publisher National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities
Publication Date 29 July 1960
Cite as Israel: Basic Law of 1964, Israel Lands [],  29 July 1960, available at: [accessed 16 January 2018]
Comments This is the official translation. The Law was passed by the Knewwet on 19 July 1960 and published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 312 dated 29 July 1960. Please note that Israel has no written constitution in one single document, but a set of Basic Laws.
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1.Prohibition of transfer of ownership

The ownership of Israel lands, being the lands in Israel of the State, the Development Authority or the Keren Kayemet Le-Israel, shall not be transferred either by sale or in any other manner.

2.Permission by Law

Section 1 shall not apply to classes of lands and classes of transactions determined for that purpose by Law.


In this Law, "lands" means land, houses, buildings and anything permanently fixed to land.

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