Sunday, June 27, 2010

Palestinian Family Fears Gaza Expulsion - Associated Press

Fearing expulsion to Gaza, Palestinian family stays home in Jenin

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Amira Hass: IDF Order Will Enable Mass Deportation From West Bank

A new IDF order aimed at preventing infiltration is going into effect, may affect thousands of Palestinians.

A new military order aimed at preventing infiltration will come into force this week, enabling the deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, or their indictment on charges carrying prison terms of up to seven years.
When the order comes into effect, tens of thousands of Palestinians will automatically become criminal offenders liable to be severely punished.

35,000 Palestinians Under Threat of Forcible Transfer to Gaza - Hamoked

Dear Colleagues,

HaMoked has received a response to its petition under the Freedom of Information Act for figures of Palestinians forcibly transferred to Gaza on the basis of their registered address, and those who may be considered at high risk for forcible transfer under the new orders. The full translated document is attached, but in short, it shows that nearly 35,000 individuals must be viewed as being at high risk:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Letter from Hamoked to the Military Legal Advisor in the West Bank

Date: June 8, 2010
In response please cite: 65091

Major Limor Tachnai
The Military Legal Advisor for the West Bank
Via Fax

Dear Ms.,

Re: Order regarding Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment No. 2) and Order regarding Security Provisions (Amendment No. 112)

Ref: ours 37230 of March 25 & April 11, 2010; 65091 of April 26, 2010
Yours: 707660 222/20 of May 13, 2010

1. We seek to recall that on March 25, 2010, we appealed in letter to the military commander regarding the Orders in reference, prior to their taking effect. There we raised our concerns regarding the wording of the Orders, in particular the expansive definition of "infiltrator" and the custody and deportation proceedings. We therefore requested to delay their taking effect, to allow for evaluation of our comments.