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I. Historical Background

The Palestinian Authority was established in 1994 as a consequence of the Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Process”, or as it came to be known, the Oslo Accords. Elections played a very important role in the construction of the Palestinian Authority right from the start. The first round of general…

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Samir A. Awad, “Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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