ACRI decries banning of Yitzhar residents, calls for end to occupation

ACRI decries banning of

October 12, 2009 16:23


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The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) on Monday issued a statement against the banning of two Yitzhar residents from the Judea and Samaria district, while maintaining that ending the "occupation" is the most important move Israeli authorities should make. "The ACRI objects restraining orders and administrative arrests against both Israelis and Palestinians," the statement read. "These orders mar the right for fair procedure, are based on confidential materials and issued without a legal procedure. "The association has in the past appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice against restraining order, and represented right-wing activists in administrative arrest procedures." "The association is concerned by the authorities' slack treatment of severe settler violence targeting Palestinians, but effective reinforcement is not about using restraining orders, but rather to be found in true commitment to maintaining lawful rule, and fundamentally - ending the occupation," the statement concluded.

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