Petition: Weapons to PA Risk My Kids
Attorney residing in settlement petitions High Court against government decision to transfer arms to PA, claiming this would put his children’s lives at risk
Attorney Shimon Halevy, a resident of the West Bank Halamish settlement, has petitioned the High Court of Justice for a conditional injunction against the Israeli government’s decision to aid President Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah movement in their fight against Hamas.
“The Israeli government’s decision to transfer weapons to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction in order to strengthen his position against
Hamas is putting the lives of my six children at risk, as well as the lives of many other families living in Judea and Samaria,” Helevy said.
In his petition Halevy, who is the president of the non-profit “judicial forum for Israel” claimed that “this is the case of a civilian who is concerned about his children’s wellbeing, and the safety of residents who are exposed to hostile terror activity near their houses… they are our enemies only because of our religion. A considerable part of those organizations belong to the military wing of the Fatah movement.”
‘Government Actions Not Take in Good Faith’
Halevy also stated that “the government of Israel has a political agenda regarding the future of the region me and my children live in, which is under military rule.”
“In light of Abbas’ declarations and aggressions on the part of the PA against Jews, in particular those who live in Jewish settlements under military control, the petitioners believe that the government’s actions are not taken in good faith and are likely to undermine the personal safety of Jewish civilians living in the military-controlled regions,” he added in the petition.
Halevy requested the court to convene urgently on the matter and prevent the government from transferring arms to the PA. The State has yet to respond to the petition.
On Tuesday the terror victims association “Almagor” has filed a similar petition to the High Court against the government’s decision to transfer weapons to president Abbas’ personal guard. According to the association, the transfer of weapons must be prevented so that arms are not used by Hamas and other groups against Israel.