Badawi v Military Governor, Galilee

CourtSupreme Court (Israel)
Docket NumberCase No. 72
Date01 January 1952
Supreme Court (Israel)
Case No. 72
Military Governor

Nationality — Loss of — Voluntary Transfer to Enemy Territory — Resident of Israel — Refusal of Israel Authorities to Issue Resident's Identity Card.

In Badawi v. Military Governor, Galilee, decided by the Israel Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice on August 10, 1951, it was held that an order nisi would not issue to a petitioner resident in Nazareth who, when the City was occupied by the Israel Defence Forces, fled and left the City for several months, voluntarily residing during that time in enemy territory. Badawi had left Israel territory without permission while the fighting was in progress and before the General Armistice Agreements between Israel and the Arab States had been signed and entered into force; returning later also without permission. In such circumstances the...

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