Thursday, February 4, 2010

Implementation of Amended Military Orders may lead to Undefined and Limitless Illegal Deportations of Protect Persons from the West Bank - Civic Coalition for Defending Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

For Immediate Release

On 13 April 2010, Israeli Military authorities implemented “the Order regarding Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment No.2)” and “the Order regarding Security Provisions (Amendment No.112)”. The military orders (Order Number 1650) were signed approximately six-months prior by Major General Gadi Shamni, who at the time served as the IDF’s General Commander in the West Bank. In addition to facilitating the potential deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians the amended orders will criminalize the presence of the affected Palestinians and will carry a maximum prison sentence of seven years.