7 cops hurt, police car overturned at violent protests over settler teen’s death

Report: Officers who took part in chase that led to death of Ahuvia Sandak cleared, but teens who were in the car with him will face charges, including negligent homicide

Police use water cannonד on protesters during a rally over the death of Ahuvia Sandak in a car crash during a police chase, near the Police Internal Investigations Department in Jerusalem on January 2, 2021 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Seven policemen were injured Saturday night as clashes broke out in Jerusalem between cops and over 1,000 protesters demonstrating over the death of a teenage settler in a car crash during a police chase last month. At least 20 demonstrators were arrested.

Police said officers were injured by rocks and other objects thrown at them in the rally near the offices of the Police Internal Investigations Department in Har Hotzvim. Damage was caused to road infrastructure and public property in the area and a police cruiser was overturned while others were vandalized, according to a police statement.

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