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  אדר 11, 5774 , 11/02/14

Are ‘Administrative Orders’ Coming to Tel Aviv?

Minister for Internal Security Yitzchak Aharonovich wants to bring “administrative orders” to Israeli cities, MK Miri Regev has confirmed.

Currently, the orders are used only in Judea and Samaria, against both Palestinian Arabs suspected of terrorism and Israeli Jews – primarily those suspected of involvement in “price tag” vandalism and attacks on Arabs.

Use of the orders has become increasingly controversial as more cases come to light in which they were apparently wrongly used. In mid-2013, administrative orders made the headlines when police were caught on video repeatedly using tasers on a father-of-five who was not resisting arrest; the man’s crime was refusing to abide by an unexplained distancing order which barred him from entering his own home.

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