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Yitzhar resident faces distancing order

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 17:35 In mid-August 2017 policemen and police detectives from the Central Unit of the Yehuda and Shomron Police informed a married Yitzhar resident,

Frisman receiving notification: Photo credit: Honenu

Frisman receiving notification: Photo credit: Honenu

Yosef Frisman, that the GOC of the Central Command, Major-General Roni Numa, intends to serve him with an administrative order distancing him from all of Yehuda and Shomron for four months. Several months previously in an almost unprecedented act, the military court of appeals canceled an administrative distancing order issued to Frisman. The President of the Ofer Military Court of Appeals, Judge Colonel Netanel Benisho, wrote that, “Study of the appellant’s case has brought me to the conclusion that the requisite conditions are not present for extending the restrictions,” and added that, “Indeed even if the appellant had been involved in the past with specific violent acts, I did not find in those acts severe characteristics which justify imposing administrative restrictions, certainly not a restriction prolonged for over a year.” Judge Col. Benisho also ruled that from the information presented to him it appears that Frisman, “is not a person who belongs to a violent organization and does not espouse violence as an ideology.” Despite the above-mentioned decision, for unclear reasons Maj.-Gen. Numa announced again that he intends to distance Frisman. In the coming days Frisman, with the assistance of Honenu, is expected to file an objection to the order which would distance him from his home and his place of work. Honenu Attorney Menasheh Yado, who is assisting Frisman: “Unfortunately the army and the authorities continue to have mercy on the cruel and be cruel to the merciful. We hear that the Arabs are taking over the hills in the Har Hevron region and assaulting journalists, and that the army which has not lifted a finger against the Arabs, is issuing an order to Yosef Frisman, for whom only several months ago the military court canceled a distancing order served to him.” Frisman called on Maj.-Gen. Numa to reconsider the order: “Roni Numa, change your mind. You are doing something that is not Jewish, not moral. Fight the enemy, not Jews.”

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