Who’s to Blame for Poor Performance of Israeli Arabs' Local Councils?

Yes, they are mismanaged and collect less tax than their Jewish peers, but they've been deprived of control over their own land.

Israel's 123 local planning and building committees are in charge of issuing building permits, among other things. Most of them, 95, serve specific communities. The other 28, most of which are in outlying rural areas, are regional in nature.