JERUSALEM, April 13, 2010 (WAFA)- Al-Maqdese appealed on all concerned parties to take immediate action immediately to fight the new dangerous Israeli military order number (1650), which classifies Palestinians who live in the West Bank without “valid permits” as infiltrators or illegal residents.
The military order issued by the Israeli Military Supreme Leadership on October 13, 2009, has become valid on Tuesday April 13, 2010. According to it, everyone who lives in the West Bank “illegally” is subjected to face a criminal offence, which exposes them to deportation or to an arrest for 7 years besides paying NIS 7,500 fees after being criminally prosecuted.
Accordingly, tens of thousands of Palestinians will be deported and arrested as this resolution considers them as infiltrators to “Israeli lands”. Also, they will only be treated according to the military regulations especially Palestinians born in Gaza Strip.
Israel by this order re-applies the 1969 order which considered any Palestinian who has been living in enemy states (Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq) as an infiltrator and should be deported from the West Bank.
Moreover, this order forces Palestinians in all areas countrywide, including the occupied East Jerusalem, to obtain permits to access their lands such as Za’ayem and Al-Esawiyah in the frame of the “E1 Settlement Project”.
Furthermore, Palestinians who live near the Israeli Apartheid Wall, or their lands are inside it, need to get special permits. However, as a direct result of such order, they will not be able to get the needed permits, and thus lose their lands. In addition, this military order ignores the Palestinian National Authority and all the signed agreements, including Oslo Agreements.
This order will scatter thousands of Palestinian families who live in East Jerusalem and West Bank and have family reunification cases. It also violates all the international regulations, resolutions and laws as it put occupied people under forced eviction threat. As well, any Palestinian with a non-Palestinian spouse will be threatened with deportation of his/her spouse. Moreover, Palestinians who have lost their right to residence according to the Blue IDs withdrawal will be treated as infiltrators and will go through quick military trials within 3 days.
This indicates that such order is really a tool to achieve political purposes like distracts attention from settlement activities and aims to evacuate the largest number of Palestinians.
Al-Maqdese warns of the seriousness of such an order. It therefore, called on all Arab Countries and the League of Arab Countries to directly interfere to stop this order. Also, it called on the international community to pressure Israel to abolish this order immediately. In addition, Al Maqdese called on the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to move immediately at all national and international levels to stop this order.