On Monday, a judge ordered a local court to ban the practice of forcing a person to pay to stay in a hotel room, citing the threat it poses to families.
The ruling comes after a family of two from Tel Aviv complained that a family member from the US who had been staying in the same hotel room was denied access to their son, who was in the process of moving out of the country.
The court’s decision to ban hotel room-sharing by foreign nationals was taken by a court in a suburb of Tel Aviv, and it was ordered by a judge who is not Jewish.
The family, whose names have been withheld by The Associated Press because they fear retaliation from authorities, complained that their son was forced to pay money for a room that was rented to him, with a promise that the money would be returned upon completion of the transaction.
They also complained that they could not find an apartment in the area, where they were originally living.
The judge ordered the court to halt the proceedings immediately.
It is unclear whether the decision was related to a lawsuit filed by the family in New York and New York State, which sought to stop the hotel room sharing, but it appears to be the first time a court has ruled on the issue.
Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a ruling by a lower court that had banned hotel roomsharing.
The appeals court ruling in that case was overturned on Monday.
The Israeli Supreme Court has repeatedly said it is free to ban room-sharers in the country, but the family was not able to get the order to be put on hold.
The Jerusalem court’s ruling also affects cases pending in other courts in Israel, including the High Court and the High Criminal Court.
The decision comes just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a bill that would make it illegal for foreign nationals to rent apartments in Israel without a permit, a move that has already led to several cases being dismissed.
The bill would also make it a crime to host anyone for more than a day at a time in an apartment without a hotel reservation.
The legislation was drafted by Netanyahu’s Likud party and was criticized by many Jewish groups and rights groups as discriminatory.
Israel also banned a number of foreign-based business groups from operating in Israel in 2015.
The government in 2015 approved a law to allow foreign companies to buy properties in the occupied West Bank.
The United Nations has also said that Israel’s settlement-building program has disproportionately affected Palestinians, and has called for the country to end settlement activity.
On Monday night, a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Police have not confirmed the circumstances of his death, but witnesses said he had been shot after he allegedly tried to stab officers.
The Palestinian, identified by his family as Nasser Khaled al-Khawaja, was shot after a police vehicle pursued him for some time.
Israeli media said the gunman was shot by security forces as he attempted to flee the scene, but Israeli police later said he was shot multiple times in the back of the head. (AP)