Administrative restraining order will result in loss of livelihood

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 18:12 Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar wrote a letter to the GOC of the Central Command, Major-General Yehuda Fuchs, protesting a restrictive administrative order served to a Yehuda and Shomron resident suspected of injuring Arabs. The order bans the resident from his home and also from clients and place of employment.

In his letter, Attorney Keidar stated that the resident was unconditionally released after interrogation and therefore the order served to him is preposterous: “My client denies every link to any act of aggression. It is obvious that he does not pose any threat. The mere intention of a restraining order banning him from his home is outrageous. At the beginning of the month, my client was interrogated over alleged involvement in acts of aggression against Palestinians. He testified and was released unconditionally afterward. It became clear to the interrogators that there was no evidence whatsoever connecting my client to any misconduct.”

Attorney Keidar continued to describe the great harm of a restraining order to the resident and his family: “My client works for a living from morning until night. All of his work is in the Yehuda and Shomron regions. During the day, my client drives a crane truck, and in the evenings, he works at the boxing gym near his home, which he built with his own hands. Banning him from the Yehuda and Shomron regions deprives him of his ability to support his family. Moreover, above and beyond his need to earn a living for his family, separating a father from his wife and children will cause them all immeasurable harm. Banning my client from the Yehuda and Shomron regions, the center of his life, is an unjustified, groundless violation of his basic rights.”

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