Postponed administrative order appealed

Elisha Yered (L), Atty. Adi Keidar (R); Photo credit: Honenu

Friday, March 22, 2024, 12:47 Today (Friday), the GOC of the Central Command, Major-General Yehuda Fuchs filed a request for reexamination of a decision made by the Ofer Military Court of Appeals yesterday. The decision postpones the start of the administrative order issued to right-wing activist Elisha Yered until after the Purim holiday, when a hearing will be held on the appeal filed for the order. Major-General Fuchs filed the request in the morning, while the terror attack near Talmon in the Binyamin region was ongoing. The exceptional request was filed by Captain Coral Rohaker of the Counter-Terror Department in the Central Command on behalf of Maj.-Gen. Fuchs.

Honenu leveled sharp criticism at the decision: “While our soldiers are heroically fighting the enemy, on many fronts, and while a gun battle is being waged with terrorists in the Central Command, Major-General Fuchs is investing energy in persecuting right-wing activists. He is refusing to distinguish between friend and foe. His request is detached from reality, persecution for the sake of persecution. The Major-General appealed a decision that allows a ‘settler’ to celebrate the Purim holiday in his own home. Israeli citizens deserve more.”

Yesterday, in a precedential decision, the Ofer Military Court of Appeals ordered a postponement of implementation of the administrative restraining order issued to right-wing activist Elisha Yered until after the Purim holiday and ruled that after the holiday, a hearing would be held on the appeal filed by Yered against the order. The administrative restraining order was issued to Yered by Major-General Fuchs two weeks ago and bans Yered from Yehuda and Shomron for six months. The order was issued to Yered only four days after he returned to his home in the Binyamin region after a similar order banning him from his home for half a year expired. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar is representing Yered.

Regarding the previous order, Attorney Keidar filed a precedential appeal with the Jerusalem District Court, which shortened its duration. The current appeal details the persecution of Yered by the security system led by Major-General Fuchs. Attorney Keidar emphasizes that in the new order against Yered, the same arguments for his being dangerous appear, word for word, which indicates that it has no grounds: “The appellee is not involved in any way with violent actions and there are no grounds justifying banning him from the area. The decision by the appellate committee regarding the previous order speaks for itself. The criticism voiced by the Supreme Court justices regarding the proceedings and the ruling handed down by the [Jerusalem] District Court should have caused the respondent to reconsider their steps extremely carefully. However, the respondent persisted and took draconian steps against the appellee, abusing his civil rights and those of his family. The fact that the wording used by the respondent with regard to the appellee is identical to the wording in the previous order is enough to indicate that there is no new information about any supposed current danger posed by the appellee to the security of the area, and therefore there is no justification for banning him from the area.”

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