Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:14 In solidarity with their son, the family of the Yitzhar minor
banned from entering Yehuda and Shomron, including his own home, have also left their home. They have pitched tents in Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Givat Shmuel and met hundreds, possibly thousands, of people with whom they have spoken about their son’s administrative order.
“Our 15-year old son is away from his home, wandering from host family to host family, all because of an order served to him without a trial and without any evidence presented in his case. We have launched a campaign and are wandering with our children in protest of the situation. We demand that the administrative order be canceled immediately,” said the minor’s father. “Thank G-d we are receiving a lot of support everywhere we go and that greatly strengthens us.”
The family came to a protest near the home of the GOC of the Central Command Major General Roni Numa, who signed on the administrative order, in Ramat Gan on Tuesday, July 12, distributed fliers and spoke with Maj-Gen. Numa’s neighbors about their situation.
As part of the campaign to raise awareness of the administrative order, on Wednesday, July 13, the family spent the day in Givat Shmuel, a city adjacent to Ramat Gan and spoke with passersby about their situation. At night, in solidarity with their son, the family slept in a tent in Givat Shmuel’s Park Ramon. Signs on the tent read “No more administrative orders” and “We want the boy home”. Also a social media protest under the slogan, “A Bench for the Yitzhar Minor”, was launched on June 21 in light of the minor’s difficulty in finding host families because of his house arrest conditions.
Photo: The family’s tent in Givat Shmuel; Photo credit: Honenu