January 1Order No. 291 freezes a Jordanian law arranging for the registration of West Bank residents’ rights to their land. For historical reasons, more than 70 percent of the land in the West Bank had not been registered in the Tabu (Land Registry) prior to the freeze. The freeze would facilitate the later declaration of Palestinian lands as “state lands” and their expropriation for the establishment of the settlements
JuneA general strike is held to mark the two years since the 1967 War. In response, Israel deports nine strike leaders to Jordan.
DecemberOrder No. 363 forbids construction, use, and grazing on nature reserves. Some 5 percent of the West Bank will ultimately be declared nature reserves.