This book describes both barriers and catalysts to development of housing and construction in the West Bank (WB) and Gaza Strip (GS). It outlines the state of the construction sector of the economy and its part in development in the WB/GS based on statistics from various sources.
1. Introduction, Acknowledgements and Objectives of the Study 2. Methodology, Projections and Statistical Notes 3. Background: 1948–1967 4. Housing and Construction Under Occupation: 1967–1987 5. Barriers to Construction Development 6. Ten-Year Alternative Construction Scenarios 7. Concluding Remarks