Police brutality reported at destruction of houses in Ramat Migron


Honenu Attorney Nati Rom; Photo credit: Honenu

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 12:43 This morning (Tuesday), during the destruction of three families' houses in Ramat Migron, five residents were detained, three adults and two minors. Honenu Attorney Nati Rom assisted the detainees at the police station.


The detainees were taken to the Central Unit of Yehuda and Shomron Police Station, where they informed the policemen that they would not cooperate due to the involvement of the police with the death of their friend, Ahuvia Sandak, z"l, who was tragically killed in a police car chase in December 2020. The car Ahuvia was in with four other boys overturned when the police car collided with it from behind. "We refuse to cooperate with the Central Unit of Yehuda and Shomron Police who murdered our friend Ahuvia Sandak," said the detainees.


Ramat Migron residents reported severe police brutality during the destruction, including excessive force used on women and children. Cell phones were confiscated from residents and others who came to the site to document the destruction. Four residents were injured, one of them a 17-year-old minor whose head and arms were injured.


Hodaya Kehati, a resident of the site, related what occurred, "The policemen simply came running and charged the hilltop. They beat anyone who didn't look good to them, including girls, and grabbed cell phones from anyone who tried to document the brutality. We asked the policemen to send a medic to the site to treat a girl who was injured by policemen – her face was profusely bleeding – or at least to allow us to call MDA [emergency first aid], but they refused. It was a difficult and shocking sight. Within minutes we were thrown out of the house. All of our furniture and personal belongings were thrown out of the house and a tractor drove over the house, crushing it to bits."


For a similar incident in Ramat Migron in November 2021, please click here.

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