Legal and Administrative Developments
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Legislative activity of the Military Government was relatively limited during 1986–1987. Primary legislation enacted during the period added 40 new orders, as well as numerous appointments, mainly concerned with re-appointing Palestinian municipal committees. The bulk of the military orders deal with fiscal and economic matters. Israeli primary legislation concerning Jewish enclaves and personal status of settlers is based on laws enacted in the Knesset, and on military orders enacted by the Military Commander which copy verbatim Israeli legislation. Israeli municipal laws have been introduced to the West Bank and apply only to Jewish enclaves, disguised as routine Military Government secondary legislation and signed by a low level “official responsible”. There has been no substantial change in actual administrative arrangements, with the exception of the return of Palestinian mayors to all West Bank municipalities, following an agreement reached between Israel and Jordan.