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.
The formal relations to the states:
Givens and strategies
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