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Court nixes move to force woman into protective shelter

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court has overturned a previous decision to force a woman into a protective shelter due to concerns for her safety.

The court accepted the woman’s position that she could not be forced into the shelter against her will.

The woman faces threats against her life from her ex-husband, but has refused any protection.

She has also refused the latest offer to be housed in an apartment provided by the Welfare Ministry with protection from a security firm.

The woman’s lawyer, Shadi Kabha, says: “The courts have ruled that a person cannot be forced to remain in a place they do not wish to if they committed no offense… In the end, her right to freedom trumps all others.”

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