Updated: Aug 4, 2022
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.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 13:38 The four youths who were with Ahuvia Sandak, z”l, during a December 2020 police car chase in the Binyamin region were injured when the police car collided with theirs from behind. The youths gave testimony for the first time 18 days after the incident and are being interrogated again today (Wednesday) by the Tel Aviv Police. The policemen involved in the car-ramming incident which killed Ahuvia were returned to active duty in the Central Unit of the Yehuda and Shomron Police and have returned to the field. A decision has not yet been made in the investigative case against them. Recently, the intention of the Attorney General’s office to have an additional expert examine the circumstances of the accident was revealed during a deliberation at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court before the judge who was appointed to investigate the circumstances of Ahuvia’s death following a request by the Sandak family. A private expert in accident reenactments who arrived on the scene several hours after the accident and examined the scene, determined unequivocally that the police car had collided with the car in which Ahuvia and four other youths were traveling. The car overturned from the force of the collision, causing the death of Ahuvia and injuring the other youths. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing the youths: “Summoning the youths to another interrogation today, further indicates problematic handling by the team that was formed for this investigation. Instead of investigating and examining the culpability of the policemen, the police are continuing to investigate the youths who were injured in the accident. An additional interrogation so long after the first is meaningless, and that only strengthens the hard feelings we have about this investigation. No attempt is being made to get to the bottom of the truth. We hope and expect a change in the direction of the investigation.”