Neriya Zarog; Photo credit: Avraham Shapira
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 20:53 Yitzhar resident Neriya Zarog, who has been served with an administrative distancing order, is continuing to fight it. The Petah Tikva Magistrates Court and the Lod District Court, to which the State of Israel had appealed, ordered the release of Zarog from remand. However Zarog is refusing to be released and stated that he would not sign on the order which distances him from his home. Zarog’s refusal comes after a representative of the State announced this afternoon that they would not appeal the Lod District Court’s opinion with the Supreme Court and they would allow his release under restrictive conditions. However one of the conditions on which Zarog must sign is an agreement to honor the administrative order which distances him from his home. “I will not agree to sign on a draconian administrative order that determines with a piece of paper that I can be distanced from the Land of Israel and from my home,” declared Zarog. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing Zarog, stated: “The [Lod] District Court ruled that the decision to release Zarog is correct. Neriya refuses to sign on the release. I must say that his decision is logical. He is not willing let his signature be an agreement to the conditions of the order. The order is draconian and unfortunately the court cannot help him with this matter. The GSS and Major-General [Nadav Padan] are working hand in hand against the residents of Yehuda and Shomron, separating a family, harming a man. The situation is serious, and the message we need to send is that the administrative orders must be stopped at once. Issuing such orders is not a suitable method and it must stop immediately.” See here for a complete listing of posts about the case.