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A NEW MILITARY ORDER DEFINES ALL RESIDENTS OF THE WEST BANK AS “INFILTRATORS” WHO MAY BE JAILED AND DEPORTED
The new order: an Israeli demand that all residents of the
HaMoked: Center for the
On Tuesday, April 13 2010, the Order regarding Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment No. 2) [click for actual view of document] and the Order regarding Security Provisions (Amendment No. 112) are to enter into effect. The orders, signed by the previous GOC Central Command, Gadi Shamni but not revealed, are worded so broadly such as theoretically allowing the military to empty the
The orders substantively change the definition of “infiltrator” and in effect apply it to anyone who is present in the
The military will be able to prosecute and deport any Palestinian defined as infiltrator in stark contradiction to the Geneva Convention. There is a possibility that some of the deportees will not be given an opportunity for a hearing before being removed from the West Bank as, according to the orders, the deportation may be executed within 72 hours whereas it is possible to delay bringing a person before the appeals committee for up to eight days from issuance of a deportation order.
In their letter to the minister of defense, the organizations stated that based on
The organizations demanded the minister of defense delay the entry into effect of the orders pending a serious and comprehensive debate thereof and announced that they will fight the draconian legislation by any means.
For more information: Att. Elad Cahana, HaMoked: 0545-800819