Borders / Israel’s Land Swap Reserves
Israel has limited land that meets Palestinian requirements.
The accompanying map highlights the eligible areas, based on the following criteria: adjacent to the 1967 lines, without population, extend to 1 km from the nearest Israeli house (to accommodate for tactical security), and not impede on contiguity or daily life.
Notably, not all highlighted areas are necessarily acceptable to Palestinians, as some of the patches (especially area ‘e’) are desert.
In sum, Israel has roughly 290 sq km of land for swaps, equaling 4.7 percent of the Palestinian territories.