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Al-Haq’s Legal Analysis of Israeli Military Orders 1649 & 1650: Deportation and Forcible Transfer as International Crimes
13، Oct 2010

REF: 61/2010

On 13 April 2010, military orders 1649 ‘Order regarding Security provisions’ and 1650 ‘Order regarding Prevention of Infiltration’, issued by the General Officer Commander of the Israeli Occupation Force’s Central Command, entered into force.

These military orders dramatically broaden the existing definition of ‘infiltration’ in the occupied West Bank, criminalizing and subjecting to deportation every person present there. If implemented, these orders would facilitate the mass deportation or transfer of Palestinians and other protected persons from the West Bank, in clear violation of international law