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By administrative order, 15-year old youth banned from parents’ home

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:24 The ISA has crossed a new red line with its policy of issuing administrative orders. For the first time a 15-year old youth has been served with an administrative order banning him from his parents’ home. Additionally he is banned from making contact with 26 specific individuals, including a 12-year old neighbor. The 15-year old youth, a Yitzhar resident, has been under complete house arrest for several months by administrative order. The order is supposed to come to an end on Wednesday, June 1. However during the previous night police forces raided his home and served him with two new restrictive orders. As with all administrative orders, they were issued without presenting any evidence and without bringing the youth to trial. The only claim against him is suspected “involvement with violent activities targeting Palestinians”. One order is signed by the GOC of the Central Command, Major General Roni Numa, and bans the youth from Yehuda and Shomron, including his parents’ home in Yitzhar. The second order, signed by the GOC of the Home Front Command, Major General Yo’el Strik, states that the youth will be under house arrest at night at his grandparents’ home in the Sharon region and is banned from making contact with 26 specific individuals, including a 12-year old neighbor. Honenu is assisting the youth and his family with legal counsel, and to the best of the staff’s knowledge this is the first time a 15-year old has been banned from his parents’ home. The staff of Honenu responded : “Even after handling dozens of administrative orders we see that there are exceptional exceptions. Banning a youth as young as 15 from his parents’ home without bringing him to trial or presenting evidence against him is a particularly serious step, for which there is absolutely no cause. The ban on making contact with children 12 and 13 years old proves that the ISA is tracking them, indicating that the Jewish Department of the ISA has reached an unprecedented low. When will they realize this?” In another recent first, on May 27 a youth was served with an order banning him from making contact with a record number of 87 specific individuals.

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