Avraham Sandak: External investigation clearly necessary

The Sandak family; Photo credit: Yehuda Yafin

Honenu is representing those who are insisting on the investigation of the death of Ahuvia Sandak, z”l, who was tragically killed in a police car chase on Tevet 6 5781/ December 21, 2020, and defending the many who are being detained while demonstrating for change in police behavior. The car Ahuvia was in with four other boys overturned when the police car collided with it from behind. Please click here for a list of posts connected to the case.

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 22:48 The parents of Ahuvia Sandak, z”l, who was killed in a police car chase one year ago, made a statement in light of the investigation of the border policemen who killed a terrorist near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) in Jerusalem:

“The border policemen who killed a terrorist attempting to murder Jews in the capital city of Israel are heroes. Our son was killed by policemen, and that did not interest Keren Bar-Menachem [the head of the Police Investigation Unit (PIU)]. For hours, the policemen did not fill out police action reports. They had all the time in world to coordinate testimonies, and she [Bar-Menachem] released them on the same evening, without their giving testimony, and without their being asked a single question. It was only after four days of protests and public pressure that she bothered to start investigating the death of a youth.

“And this evening, they rushed to interrogate policemen who saved lives during a clearly documented attack. A black flag flies over the PIU. This evening is clear evidence that there must be an external investigation into the death of our sweet son, Ahuvia, z”l. The death of a youth in Israel at the hands of policemen must be genuinely investigated, not whitewashed.”

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