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Table 16 Land swap evaluation

From: A structured scientific solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict: the analytic hierarchy process approach

Criteria: Area (km2) Natural resources Goal: evaluation of land swap Final scores
Size (0.02) Location (0.28) Infrastructure (0.05) Natural resources (0.29) Territorial contiguity (0.29) Potential for development (0.06)
Alternatives:          
Beit Shean Valley 18 Orchards greenhouses vegetables fisheries 0.6 0.79 0.86 0.79 0.9 0.95 0.83
Judea Plain   Agriculture pasture lands 0.8 0.79 0.56 0.56 0.79 0.82 0.71
 Northern Lakhish Region 37.3         
 Southern Lakhish Region 16.2         
 Northern Lahav Reserve 3.8         
 Eastern Lahav Reserve 6.1         
 Northern Negev    0.6 0.5 0.21 0.38 0.5 0.44 0.45
 Arad Valley 93.5 Forestry Agriculture Nature Reserve        
 Yatir Mountains 26.9 Vineyards        
 Gaza Envelop 67.7 Orchards greenhouses vegetables nature reserve 0.9 0.82 0.69 0.75 0.86 0.86 0.81
 Halutza Sands 178.1 Aquifer 0 0 0 0 0 0.06 0
  1. Evaluation of the five locations for land swap in terms of their potential to fulfill the five criteria listed