Administrative order still stands, two days before wedding

Honenu Director Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad; Photo credit: Honenu

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 14:03 Several weeks ago (January 2), Ariel Dahari, a young Shomron resident engaged to be married in two days, received an administrative order signed by the GOC of the Home Front Command, Major-General Rafi Milo. The order prohibits Dahari from leaving Nof Ayalon, the community in which his parents live, which is not in the Shomron. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing Dahari, sent an urgent letter to Major-General Milo requesting that Dahari be allowed to meet with friends whom he has been forbidden to meet, and be released to prepare for his wedding, to visit the graves of tzadikim in the north of Israel on his wedding day, and to participate in the “Shabbat sheva brachot” in Jerusalem after his wedding. This letter has not been answered, despite the rapidly approaching date of the wedding.

Honenu director Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad, leveled sharp criticism at Major-General Milo and stated, “This is political persecution of a Shomron resident who has not been accused of anything. He was thrown into a sort of house arrest for a long time, without a trial and without the ability to defend himself. Dahari’s request to be released for his wedding and for the ‘sheva brachot’ is a basic human right. The administrative orders are designed to bypass the courts, and that is not acceptable in any democracy in the world. It is intolerable that only two days before his wedding, a young man setting up his home does not know whether or not he will be able to get married.

“The persecution of Yehuda and Shomron residents by means of administrative orders given offhandedly, without a fair trial, and without proof of any wrongdoing must stop immediately. I am certain that the day will come soon that ‘the penny will drop’ among the Israeli public, and they will understand the seriousness of these orders. I call on Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to immediately announce the cancelation of administrative orders served to Yehuda and Shomron residents.”

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