The military prevented a Nablus resident from going abroad based on a “security ban”: following a petition to the HCJ, the ban was lifted
On October 9, 2016, HaMoked contacted the military to arrange the exit abroad of a Nablus resident, whose exit was prevented some weeks earlier on “security grounds”. The man, a lecturer at An-Najah University in Nablus, wanted to travel to Oslo to participate in an international conference on November 7-8, 2016. HaMoked noted that the man had already filed an objection against the “security-based” exit ban but had not yet been answered.
In response, the military stated that no request had been received at the Nablus District Coordination Office. HaMoked then sent the request again and tried ascertaining whether it was received and treated as the objection the man had filed before.
As efforts to get the military’s response failed, HaMoked filed an urgent petition to the High Court of Justice over the military’s non-response. Lo and behold – on October 30, 2016, even before a hearing was scheduled in the petition, the military announced it had lifted the security ban against the man’s exit abroad, and asked that the petition be deleted. HaMoked insisted the petition should not be deleted until the man went abroad.