Chapter 3
The formal relations to the states:
Givens and strategies

Palestinian refugees residing in different states10 are subject to several laws and regulations that establish their legal status, rights and obligations. The different laws and regulations that engulf Palestinian refugees form a structural framework within which Palestinian refugees have to conform. These legal frameworks have to a great extent affected the daily-lives of individuals and households, and influenced the multitude of coping-strategies available to Palestinians in their struggle to survive as refugees living under the jurisdiction of different states.
10.) The West Bank is occupied by Israel. Palestinians residing in the West Bank are thus under Israeli military jurisdiction. Israel is therfore here understood as the state which issues decrees and military orders to which Palestinians living in the West Bank have to conform

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