The Tel Aviv Municipality must treat its homeless with dignity, and cannot clear
and take away their possessions left in public spaces except for very specific
reasons, said Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen of the Tel Aviv District Court on
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The petition was filed by the Association for Civil Rights in
Israel to block the municipality from confiscating the possessions and
essentially accused it of trying to push the homeless, a large number of who
happen to be migrants, out of the public space.
In the ruling, the court
said that the municipality’s actions were not proportionate to addressing the
problem at hand.