An Australian citizen claims he has been trapped in Israel since 2013 and is banned from leaving the country until December 31, 9999

Noam Huppert, 44, has been ordered by a court to pay more than $ 3 million in future alimony payments or be barred from leaving the country by Dec. 31, 1999, News.com.au reported.

The Australian moved to Israel in 2012 to stay closer to his two young children after his estranged wife returned to Israel and filed a lawsuit in Israeli court under a divorce law dubbed “draconian and exaggerated” by human rights activists.

“I have been imprisoned in Israel since 2013,” he said, adding that he was one of the Australian citizens who “was persecuted by the Israeli ‘justice’ system just because they were married to Israeli women.”

According to the website, the court issued an order against him prohibiting him from leaving the country even for vacation or work, until he pays a “future debt” for the care of his two children, until they turn 18.

He now wants to share his story with the world to “help other Australians who may be suffering from this life-threatening experience, literally”.

A British freelance journalist who worked on the issue to raise awareness said there could be hundreds of Australian citizens facing the same problem as well.

“I could not get numbers from any foreign embassy,” Marianne Azizi said. The author has written a book called “Sour Milk and Stolen Honey” about a woman’s struggle to save her husband who is being held hostage by family laws in Israel and also appears in a documentary directed by director Sorin Luca called “Order Not to Leave”. She began collecting evidence after her husband was detained in Israel after traveling there to visit his children.

Blogger Adam Herscu, a writer on gender issues, called the travel bans of foreigners and family laws “draconian” in his 2013 article in the Times of Israel.

“If you are planning to move to Israel and start a family there, you need to understand that family laws are draconian and discriminate against men excessively – there is a good chance that you will be treated as a criminal and treated as an ATM / auditor,” he wrote.

By Editor

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