Sandak family responds to AG decision to close case
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.
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 17:41 The Sandak family responded to the decision by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit not to have the policemen who caused the death of their son, Ahuvia Sandak, z"l, stand trial:
"Every Jewish mother should know that she has abandoned her children to the violent hands of the Israel Police. This decision is a failure of the first degree in terms of morality, investigative practices and policing. Policemen from the Central Unit of the Yehuda and Shomron Police killed our son, fabricated evidence, contaminated the scene of the incident, gave mendacious testimony concerning the incident, and testimonies that contradict the evidence and eyewitness testimony. Unfortunately, it turned out that the PIU (Police Investigation Unit), the State Prosecutor, and also the Attorney General failed in their duties and prevented a genuine investigation.
"Citizens of Israel and parents of children in the State of Israel should be concerned today. They should be concerned that a youth in Israel, who could have been their son, could be killed in an encounter with a policeman, a policeman who decided that he was the policeman, the judge, and also the executioner. And all this was with the backing of the system. This is an unprecedented low in police-society relations. In a deep contrast to the values of integrity and justice in the glorious history of Israel, legitimacy was given to criminal conduct by those who are supposed to be at the forefront of the war against crime. This is an additional mark of disgrace on the PIU and the legal system. We will not be silent, and we will not stop. We will demand justice for our son and for the citizens of Israel, "until her triumph goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burns." (Isa. 62:1)
Protest at the String Bridge
An announcement of a Thursday-night protest at the String Bridge in Jerusalem read:
Have we become like Sedom, similar to Ammora? (Isa. 1:9)
Attorney General Mandelblit announced the closing of the case against the policemen who caused Ahuvia's death in a car-ramming and with that finished the whitewashing.
We will not be silent – Everyone will come:
20:30 at the String Bridge!
Despite the cold!
This time it was Ahuvia, but if justice is not served, we will be abandoning every hilltop youth.
Put the policemen on trial!!
The text of the poster is:
Justice for Ahuvia!
Just before he left his job, Attorney General Mandelblit decided to finish the whitewashing of the death of Ahuvia Sandak!
We are all coming to protest the injustice!
Jerusalem The String Bridge 20:30
We're not leaving Sandak alone!