Hostage Deal, Opposing Petitions Rejected

The High Court Rejected the Petitions Against the Hostage Deal

The High Court rejected the petitions filed against the hostage deal with Hamas, without the need for a response from the state. As a result, the deal will be implemented, with the first abductees expected to be released tomorrow.

(Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90)

The High Court rejected the petitions this evening (Wednesday) that were submitted against the hostage deal with Hamas that was approved last night by the government. The petition was rejected outright without the need for a response from the state.

The decision states that "there is no ground for the court's intervention, and this is in view of the broad discretion given to the government in decisions of a distinctly political nature."

This means that the deal will indeed come to fruition, when the first 10 abductees from Gaza are expected to be released tomorrow. According to Hamas' announcements published earlier, the ceasefire will begin tomorrow at 10:00 am.

As mentioned, with the publication of the agreement approved by the government, the public was given 24 hours to submit petitions against the deal before its implementation on the ground. Following this, two organizations that help the victims of terrorism submitted petitions to the High Court, demanding that they not allow the release of the terrorists and the cessation of hostilities for four days in exchange for the release of 50 women and children kidnapped by Hamas.

"We intend to ask the High Court for an exhaustive discussion on the transaction," said Lt. Col. Meir Indor, one of the heads of the "Almagor" organization for victims of terrorism. "We will demand that all the details of the agreement with Hamas be laid out. We request to know the details of Israel's commitments to Hamas, in terms of combat restrictions, the cessation of aerial intelligence surveillance, and the introduction of fuel and materials that are to be used for Hamas' needs in terrorizing the residents of Israel. We are demanding to detail what Israel's commitments are to Hamas".

The "Choosing for Life" forum of the bereaved families also filed a petition against the hostage deal. "We know and warn that any terrorist who is released now will return and harm in the future. In the Shalit deal, the murderers of the October 7th massacre were released, and there is no reason that this time the release of the terrorists will be any different," they said in the forum. "We all want to see all the abductees return home, and call on the government not to allow any humanitarian aid to enter the Strip."


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