Neriya Zarog served with administrative order

The Zarog family; Photo credit: Amishav Melet

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:12 On Tuesday, December 7, policemen from the Yehuda and Shomron Police served Neriya Zarog, who lives in the hilltop community of Geulat Tzion with his wife and three children, with an administrative order distancing him from Yehuda and Shomron. A video clip (see below) shows three plain-clothes policemen outside of Zarog’s home as one of them reads the order, through a wooden wall, to those present in the house, who are playing songs. One of the policemen attempted to prevent someone present with a camera from filming. After the first policeman finished reading the order, the three policemen left the hilltop.

In mid-November, Zarog’s house was destroyed twice within a week when security forces removed families from Geulat Tzion and Ramat Migron, both hilltop communities in the Binyamin region, and destroyed their houses. As the family was trying to recover from the repeated destruction, Neriya was granted a hearing prior to being served with the administrative order distancing him from Yehuda and Shomron and prohibiting him from making contact with dozens of his friends. Approximately one week after the hearing, the order was served to Zarog, who announced that he intends to fight the order and the general persecution of hilltop youth.

Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing Zarog: “This is a draconian order which severely violates basic human rights. Either the father of the family will be forced to leave his home, or the entire family will be forced to leave their home with him. The order is also anti-democratic, being as the recipient does not have the option of proving his innocence or appearing before a judge. We will file an appeal against the order. I hope that the judicial system will listen to the voice of reason and cancel the order.”

Administrative order served to Zarog; Video credit: Amishav Melet

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