IDF Order Bans Jewish Youth Contact With 87 People

YERUSHALAYIM -

In an unprecedented decision, Israeli authorities have forbidden a Jewish youth from entering Yehudah and Shomron and from having contact with a long list of people.

Homefront Commander Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick issued the orders which ban him from contacting 87 people, all of whom were listed by name in an administrative order sent last Friday.

He was at the same time put in nighttime house arrest in his home near Yerushalayim.

The order was issued following a recommendation from the Shin Bet, and cites “ensuring the security of the state, the well-being of the public, and maintaining public order” as reasons for the restrictions.

The Honenu legal aid organization, which is representing the youth, protested the decision saying, “the security establishment long ago began on a slippery slope whose end is unclear.”

“Under the guise of ‘security of the state,’ people are jailed without trial, families are expelled from their homes and places of work, and bans on contact between a youth and nearly 100 people are created,” warned the organization.