National Planning and Building Law -Limitation of Water, Electricity and Telephone

Land and Planning Rights
Article 157A prohibits national utility companies from connecting a building to national electricity, water, and telephone networks if it lacks a building permit issued by a local authority. Although neutral on its face, in practice Article 157A has been used almost exclusively to dislodge residents from the unrecognized Arab Bedouin villages in the Naqab (Negev).

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