Sunday, June 25, 2006

Democracy in Action (Not Really)

That's right, its's almost 2 AM but I could not let this go.

Israel's democracy in action or - even if you have no evidence of a criminal act, arrest them anyway (and I am using arrest in a loose way meaning stopping someone from acting, as in arrested development):-

01:26 25/06/2006
IDF issues orders restricting movement of 13 far-right activists
By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent

GOC Central Command Yair Naveh issued orders last week restricting the movement of 13 far-right activists. The activists are suspected of taking part in violent acts against Palestinians and clashes with security forces.

The issuance of the orders is also linked to the defense establishment's preparations for the evacuation of four extremist outposts in the West Bank.

Naveh signed the orders following the recommendation of Defense Minister Amir Peretz and with the approval of Peretz and IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dan Halutz.

Two types of orders were issued. One restricts the movement of West Bank residents, barring them from reaching other areas in the West Bank, particularly outposts slated for evacuation. The other is aimed at far-right extremists who reside within the Green Line border, barring their entry into the West Bank.

The orders will be given to the activists in the coming days, and will be valid for a period ranging from three months to one year.

The list of activists was determined based on recommendations by the Shin Bet security service's Jewish Division and the Judea and Samaria Police Department.

The Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet refused to disclose the names of the extremists, claiming that publicizing the names would interfere with proper distribution of the orders.

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