The practice of confiscating Palestinian Vehicles, which army carried out for several years in the Palestinian territories, was legalized Monday in an order issued by the commander of the Army Central Command.

From the start of the current crisis in September 2000, soldiers have confiscated the vehicles of Palestinian drivers who “failed to follow soldier’s orders”.

Army denied all reports about those illegal practices, but several media filmed reports, including reports published by Israeli media sources, proved that the army was lying.

In those reports many soldiers described the practice of punishing Palestinian drivers by confiscating their cars as a widespread common practice.

As law requires the involvement of police, army officers failed in legalizing the practice.

Finally, the head of Army central command issued Monday an order that allows the confiscation of vehicles only if there is a violation of a siege on a village.

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