Law No. 3 of 1995

Law No. 3 of 1995

The Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation,

The President of the Palestinian National Authority,

Based upon the powers bestowed upon me, and

In accomplishment of the public interest,

I hereby promulgate the following law:

Article 1

A new department affiliated with the Directorate-General of the Police shall be established and called the ‘Traffic Department’.

Article 2

  1. The Traffic Department shall be responsible for the issuing of temporary traffic permits for vehicles which may not be licensed, each of which temporary traffic permits shall be for a period of three (3) months, in return for a fee, the amount of which shall be three-hundred (300) Israeli Shekels.
  2. The temporary permit shall not grant its bearer the right to license the vehicle at the Licensing Authority or to sell it to a third party.

Article 3

Any vehicle that does not bear official papers from the Licensing Authority or the Traffic Department shall be seized as of 25 March, 1995.

Article 4

Without prejudice to a severer penalty set forth by another law, any person who contravenes the conditions of the granting of the temporary traffic permit shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of three (3) months or a fine of five- thousand (5000) Israeli Shekels, or both.

Article 5

Every provision that contradicts the provisions of this law is hereby repealed.

Article 6

All competent authorities, each one within its sphere of jurisdiction, shall implement this law, which shall enter into force as of the date of its promulgation and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Issued in the city of Gaza on 13 February, 1995 AD, corresponding to 14 Ramadan 1415 AH.

Yasser Arafat

Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation

President of the Palestinian National Authority

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