On 16 January 2007, the commander of the military forces in the West Bank, Major-Gen. Yair Naveh, who had issued the Instructions Regarding Movement and Travel (Restriction of Travel in Israeli Vehicles) 5767-2007, prohibiting Israelis from transporting Palestinians in their private cars within the West Bank, decided that the order would be frozen and not come into force pending further notice. The official grounds for the freezing of the order, which was due to come into force on 19 January 2007, is “legal difficulties” regarding the order that have not yet been resolved.
The decision was taken following the petition submitted to the High Court of Justice (HCJ) demanding the cancellation of the order. The petition was filed by HaMoked and seven other human rights organizations through attorney Sfard. The Petitioners argued that the order is unlawful and grossly immoral, insofar as it seeks to impose an Apartheid ideology in the Occupied Territories through the law.