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(No. 33)
ISRAEL LANDS ADMINISTRATION LAW, 5720-1960*
Definitions:
subjection to
other Laws.
1. In this Law, the term "Israel lands" has the same meaning as in the Basic Law: Israel Lands(1), and the provisions of this Law shall be subject to the provisions of that Basic Law and to the provisions of the Israel Lands Law, 5720-1960(2);
The Israel
Lands Admin-
istration,
its Director
and staff.
2.
  • (a) The Government shall establish an "Israel Lands Administration" (hereinafter referred to as "the Administration") to administer Israel lands.
  • (b) The Government shall appoint the Director of the Administration. The obligation to advertise a vacancy under section 19A the State Service (Appointments) Law, 5719-1959(3), shall not apply to his appointment. Notice of the appointment shall be published in Reshumot. The Director of the Administration shall be directly subordinate to the Minister of Agriculture, and the powers of a Minister within the meaning of the aforesaid Law shall vest in the Minister of Agriculture.
  • (c) The employees of the Administration shall be State employees.
Israel Lands
Council
3. The Government shall appoint an "Israel Lands Council" which shall lay down the land policy in accordance with which the Administration shall act, shall supervise the activities of the Administration and shall approve the draft of its budget, which shall be fixed by Law.
Reports. 4. The Director of the Administration shall submit to the Israel Lands Council, at least once a year, a report on the activities of the Administration. The Government shall submit a report on the activities of the Administration, at least once a year, to the Knesset.
Amendment
of State
Property Law
,
5711-1951.
5. In the State Property Law, 5711-1951(4) -
  • (1) subsection (b) of section 5 shall be replaced by the following subsection:

    "(b) Save with the approval of the Israel Lands Council, the Government shall not sell, or otherwise transfer the ownership of, or let or lease, Israel lands, within the meaning of the Basic Law: Israel Lands, which are not urban land and the area of which exceeds 100 dunams.";

  • (2) the following paragraph shall be added to subsection (a) of section 6:

    "(4) the Director of the Israel Lands Administration or a person authorised by him in that behalf, in respect of Israel lands, within the meaning of the Basic Law: Israel Lands.";

  • (3) the words "or the Director of the Administration of Israel Lands" shall be added after the words "or other person authorised" in subsection (c) of section 6.
Amendment of
the Development
Authority
(Transfer of
Property) Law
,
5710-1950.
6. In the Development Authority (Transfer of Property) Law, 5710-1950(5) -
  • (1) the words "The Development Authority is competent" in the opening passage of section 3 shall be replaced by the words

    "Subject to the Basic Law: Israel Lands and the Israel Law, 5720-1960, the Development Authority is competent";

  • (2) subparagraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph (4) of section 3 shall be replaced by the following:

    "save with the approval of the Israel Lands Council, the Development Authority shall not sell or otherwise transfer the ownership of, or let or lease, Israel lands, within the meaning of the Basic Law: Israel Lands, which are not urban land and the area of which exceeds 100 dunams;";

  • (3) the following closing passage shall be added after paragraph (10) of section 3:

    "Every act under this section in respect of Israel lands shall be done by the Israel Lands Administration.";

  • (4) section 4 shall be repealed;
  • (5) the passage in section 5 from the words "the Development Authority shall not incur any expenditure" to the end of the section shall be deleted.
Implementation
and Regulations.
7. The Minister of Finance and the Minister of Agriculture jointly are charged with the implementation of this Law and may make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation.
DAVID BEN-GURION
Prime Minister
LEVI ESHKOL
Minister of Finance
MOSHE DAYAN
Minister of Agriculture
YTTZCHAK BEN-ZVI
President of the State
Passed by the Knesset on the 1st Av, 5720 (25th July, 1960) and published in Sefer-Ha-Chukkim No. 312 of the 5th, Av, 5720 (29th July, 1960), p. 57; the Bill and an Explanatory Note were published in Hatza'ot Chok No. 413 of 5720, p. 36.

(1) Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 312 of 5720, p. 56 : supra, p. 48.
(2) Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 312 of 5720, p. 56 ; supra, p. 49.
(3) Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 279 of 5719, p. 86 ; LSI vol. XIII, p. 87.
(4) Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 68 of 5711, p. 52 ; LSI vol. V, p. 45.
(5) Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 57 of 5710, p. 278; LSI vol. IV, p. 151.


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SOURCE: "Laws of the State of Israel: Authorized Translation from the Hebrew, Volume 14". Government Printer, Jerusalem, Israel (1948-1987), p. 50-2.

(C) Israel Law Resource Center, February, 2007.