Soldiers and civilians get on the train at the time it was put into operation on a Saturday at the beginning of the war/surfer photos, Benny Koritz
For the third time, the High Court rejected a petition against the Ministry of Transportation and Defense to operate public transportation on Saturdays, as was done at the beginning of the war. The petition was submitted by the Free Israel Association. Judges
Yitzhak Amit, Noam Solberg, and Yael Wilner, determined that "there was no flaw" in the conduct of the two ministries on the matter, but
noted that the current situation in which soldiers in the regular army and in the reserves sometimes find it difficult to get home for short vacations, to shorten the vacations they have received or to give up meeting with their families altogether "causes difficulties." They don't drive a private car, and
find it difficult
to meet the costs of traveling by taxi, due to the paralysis of the trains and most bus lines between Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.
In the conduct of the respondents that establish grounds for our intervention," wrote Judge Amit.
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Judge Yitzhak Amit/photo processing, Reuven Castro
The verdict states that "an effort was made to 'tailor' a transportation solution according to the changing needs of the various IDF units, and it is difficult to claim that alternatives were not considered or that other solutions were not implemented beyond the operation of public transportation during the weekend.
Thus, among other things, it was reported that the transportation division at the Ministry of Defense allocates means for transporting soldiers on vacation;
The number of vehicles in the various units will be increased;
And in cases where a transportation solution is not provided, servants are given the option to stay overnight at a base or in a hostel in the area on behalf of the army."
However, "it should not be ruled out that the proposed solution is not the best solution, as for those who finished their shift during Shabbat or received a short vacation of a few hours, prefer Probably spending the night at his house instead of staying at a base or a hostel in the area."
In conclusion, Amit noted: "This court has already been required to hear two additional petitions concerning an almost identical factual situation and similar legal claims, and both were rejected.
In any case, we have recorded before us the response of the respondents that there will be a willingness on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation to operate additional transportation systems on Saturdays and Sundays as necessary in accordance with the totality of the circumstances and security needs, and that the relevant parties will continue and examine the need to operate additional one-off solutions as necessary, and this will be circulated up the avenue of command , as usual.
It is to be hoped that he will indeed do so."
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