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Administrative order served to minor still cannot be implemented

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:47 A suitable location has not yet been found for a 15-year old Yitzhar resident who has been served with an administrative order for house arrest which he cannot fulfill at home. On the night of Tuesday, May 31, a 15-year old Yitzhar resident, who has been under complete house arrest for several months by administrative order, was served with two administrative orders. One order bans his entry to Yehuda and Shomron, including Yitzhar. The second places him under house arrest at night at his grandparent’s home in the Sharon region. After it turned out that his grandparents are unable to host him under the conditions stipulated in the order, the minor was given a one-day extension to find another location, which he has been unable to find. Honenu Attorney Adi Kedar informed the Home Front Command on Thursday, June 2, that the minor is continuing his search for a location at which he can serve his house arrest. Kedar requested a 14-day extension for the minor, who has remained at home under house arrest. The Home Front Command authorized an extension until only Tuesday, June 7. In an urgent letter to the Home Front Command Kedar pointed out that an order banning a minor resident from all areas of Yehuda and Shomron is illegal and violates international children’s rights treaties. “Needless to say the order seriously violates the basic rights of my client and is disproportionate. The order violates international treaties concerning minors and ignores the ramifications of removing a minor from the home and care of his parents,” added Kedar, who also demanded that a hearing be held for the minor and demanded that he be shown the evidence which the authorities claim incriminates the minor. In response the Home Front Command announced that within several days they will hold a hearing for the minor. However they are refusing to postpone the implementation of the administrative order until the hearing is held.

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