Jerusalem District Chief Superintendent Shimi Marciano and Rabbi Rami Brachyahu, the Chief Rabbi of the Israel Police, met Monday with Batya Getter, the 13-year-old girl who was confronted by police over not wearing a mask, and her family.
Superintendent Marciano said at the beginning of the meeting: "We are glad you came, our goal today is for you to [see the police in a better light]. The police have many tasks, mainly to maintain public safety, and recently, we have been tasked with maintaining public health and ensuring that the public wears masks in order to prevent the spread of the disease. I want you to know that the police are good people who look after the public and care for them. I hope you leave here today smiling and feeling good."
Rabbi Brachyahu said: "The police work hard to maintain the health of the people of Israel, and they do sacred work. Their only intention was to maintain all of our health. It is very important to us that you know that the police intend to do only good."
Batya's father, Yehoshua Getter, said: "the message I want to emerge from all of this is the sanctification of G-d's name and that the people need unity. I wish that we would unite, reconcile, and move on."
Afterwards, Marciano took Batya and her family on a tour of the station and they met with police officers.