HaMoked in objections to the military: revoke immediately the orders for the removal of four East Jerusalem residents from their city
On December 9, 2014, HaMoked filed three objections
to the administrative removal orders issued against three East Jerusalem residents. The restriction orders, signed by the GOC Home Front Command and served early December, prohibit the three from entering the city boundaries for six months "for the purpose of ensuring state security". Moreover, on December 3, 2014, yet another removal order was issued against one of the three, banning his entry to the entire West Bank too, also for a period of six months.
In its objections, HaMoked asserted that the military was not authorized to act under the Emergency (Defense) Regulations of the British Mandate – pursuant to which the orders had been issued – given that the Regulations had been cancelled by the British even prior to the end of the Mandate rule, and that in any event, they do not conform to the values of the State of Israel. HaMoked went on to argue that removing individuals from their city of residence, without trial and based on "classified information", constitutes an extreme, disproportionate and unreasonable act, contrary to Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. HaMoked ended by noting that the banned individuals were not even interrogated before the orders' issuance, and that the military offered nothing but a brief paraphrase that the three were "activists in the Popular Front organization".
In view of the above, HaMoked demanded that the orders be wholly revoked due to lack of authority, or, alternatively, that their scope and duration be reduced given the extreme harm caused to the appellants' rights.
On December 11, 2014, HaMoked filed another objection
on behalf of a fourth man. In the Objection, HaMoked claimed that in effect, the removed individual had been denied the right to plead his case, given that the order had been issued and entered into force before a hearing of his case. HaMoked also asserted this was an obscure and injurious order, tearing apart the man's fabric of life without adequate explanation.