We are happy to inform that the Supreme Court accepted our petition regarding the Israel Police ID presentation procedure.
This is a significant and unprecedented achievement!
Following the hearing held on our petition (February 10, 2020), in which the High Court of Justice issued a conditional order instructing the Israel Police give reasons why it should not be determined that Section 2 of the Law on the Obligation to Carry an Identity Card doesn’t give the police the authority to detain a person and require him to present an identity card or carry out additional policing operations regarding him.
In addition Israel Police should give a reason why the procedure for presenting an identity card to a police officer No. 02.220.008 dated 3.6.19 will not be canceled –
The High Court of Justice ruled that a police officer cannot request to present an ID card without reasonable suspicion, and this is contrary to the interpretation of the police until today, and this is as they argued in the petition that this interpretation is fundamentally wrong and that Section 2 of the ID Card Law does not authorise a police officer to require a person to present an ID card unless there is reasonable suspicion.
The High Court accepted our petition and ordered the Police to change their offensive procedure.
Article in “Jerusalem Post”: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-689978פורסם ב