Administrative divisions of the State of Israel and the State of Palestine
Top-level divisions of the State of Israel
The six districts in the State of Israel are the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa districts focused around those metropolitan areas, as well as the Northern, Central, and Southern districts which are relatively spread-out.
There are numerous localities in the JSA-WB established by the State of Israel as communities for Israeli citizens to migrate into and reside.
In addition to the districts (top-level land-oriented divisions) described above, there are three types of councils (top-level population-oriented divisions) which are differentiated by their population totals. There are municipal local councils (i.e., city councils); non-municipal local councils (i.e., town councils), sometimes referred to simply as local councils; and regional councils, the least urban of the three divisions.
Top-level divisions of the State of Palestine
There are eleven governorates in the JSA-WB, although not all of these are fully under the State of Palestine’s semi-autonomous administration such as parts of Jerusalem Governorate.
Governorates in Gaza
There are five governorates in Gaza. Although these are fully under the State of Palestine’s semi-autonomous administration, the Gazan governorates are under breakaway Hamas rule, while the JSA-WB governorates are under the normative and internationally recognized government of the State of Palestine
Co-administered, disputed, sovereign, and semi-autonomous areas
Israeli Economic Territory (IET), which is totally contiguous except for Israeli localities in the JSA/WB.
Palestinian Territories (PST), which are not contiguous with one another. The State of Palestine has civil and security control over Area A (a term coined by the Oslo Accords) in the JSA-WB, and the entirety of the Gaza Strip.
Hybrid Political Orders
Areas B and C of the JSA/WB, as defined in the Oslo Accords. The State of Israel and the State of Palestine co-administer Area B and Area C, with the State of Israel being responsible for security matters.
Golan Subdistrict, Jerusalem, and Israeli localities in the JSA/WB. There is