Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana paid a condolence visit to the family of sixteen-year-old Ahuvya Sandak on Sunday. Sandak was killed last week when police chased after the vehicle he was in, which flew off the road and crushed him beneath it.
According to a report in Kan News, Ahuvya’s family related that Ohana was the first official representative of the government to speak with them since the tragic incident.
During Ohana's visit, Ahuvya's mother expressed harsh words of criticism at the conduct of the police both during the incident and in its aftermath.
“I told people that my son was killed in a road accident – but he wasn’t killed in a road accident!” Ayelet Sandak told Ohana. “And it took them three days before they decided to interrogate the police officers involved. What was going on there? They handcuffed the injured boys and took them for questioning – and meanwhile, what happened to the police officers? They just went back to work? They took off for vacation?”
Breaking down in tears, she continued: “I just can’t comprehend this – a person knows that he killed someone – what does he do for three days? He should be living a nightmare. Where were they? Where are they now? Why do we have to exert pressure to make sure that the police are questioned to find out what happened? We’re talking about boys who were banging on trees with hammers – the police had to chase them?
“A Jew doesn’t murder another Jew!” she cried. “Has the Jewish People really reached such a low point that a police officer can kill another person?”
Protests at the events leading to the death of Ahuvya have now been ongoing for six consecutive days, with hundreds turning up at the entrance to Jerusalem on Sunday night. Meanwhile, police have decided to provide a security detail to the officers involved in the fatal crash, according to a report in Haaretz, which states that two of the officers are considered to be in danger of their lives.