Vehicle registration plates of the Palestinian National Authority

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"Vehicle registration plates of the Palestinian territories" redirects here. For plates used by Israeli settler vehicles, see Vehicle registration plates of Israel.

The Palestinian National Authority requires their residents register their motor vehicles and display vehicle registration plates. On the right side is the Latin letter "P" for Palestine; above that, the Arabic letter "ف" (Faa') for "فلسطين" (Falasteen). Private vehicles carry Arabic numbers with various colors depending on its type.

Private vehicles[edit]

Palestinian Authority Private vehicle registration plate (above actual version, below older version).
Palestinian Authority Private license plate with a rare 7x ending

Private Vehicles have white plates with Green numbers, the numbers have seven digits, the first shows the district of the registration:

Y-XXXX-ZX

  • where Y can be:

1, 3: Gaza Strip

4, 7: North West Bank (Nablus, Tulkarem, Qalqilia, Jenin)

5, 6: Central West Bank (Ramallah, Jerusalem, Jericho)

8, 9: South West Bank (Bethlehem, Hebron)

  • X can be:

Any numbers.

  • Z can be:

3, 4, 7 & 9

Public transport[edit]

Palestinian Authority Public vehicle registration plate.

Vehicles serving the public transports (taxis, shared taxis, and buses) have green plates with white numbers. Taxi plates end always with -30.

Plates for vehicles of the authority[edit]

actual Palestinian Authority government vehicle registration plate
older Palestinian Authority government vehicle registration plate.

Vehicles belonging to the Palestinian Authority use white number plates with red numbers. Those are officials' cars, ambulances, fire brigade police and special police (military). The numbers match the format XXXX with leading zeros. Actually new registered police vehicles get also green on white plates ending with -99.

Test license plate

Test plates[edit]

Test plates for garages and car importers are blue with white writing and display the word "TEST" in Arabic (اختبار) and Hebrew (במבחן) above the number.

License plates in the Gaza Strip[edit]

In 2012 the authorities of the Gaza Strip replaced the PNA license plates described above with a new design. The new plates have a vertical Palestinian flag on the right (instead of the letters P/ف). The digits are either black (for private vehicles), green or blue. The numbers themselves were also changed, and are apparently incompatible with the previous system. All numbers start with "3". Private vehicle numbers end with "00" or "01".[1]

History[edit]

1967 - 1994[edit]

During this period of the Israeli governance of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians had license plates issued by the Israeli civil administration. Blue (West Bank) and white (Gaza Strip) plates with a Hebrew letter in a white or orange field on the left side that identified the origin of the car's holder.[2]

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