Dozens of nationalist activists blocked the entrance to Jerusalem and clashed with police to protest the death of a teenage settler in a car chase last year.
At the latest in a series of similar rallies calling for a commission of inquiry, protesters set up an exhibit showing an upturned car with a dummy lying under it in a pool of fake blood.
It was supposed to depict the death scene of Ahuvia Sandak.
Sandak, 16, died in a car accident while fleeing the police, allegedly after throwing stones at Palestinians. Repeated protests against Sandak’s death have resulted in violence and arrests.
No immediate arrests were reported during the protests on Sunday.
Last week, at least seven suspects were arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace and allegedly throwing stones at officers in a similar protest.
Some protesters then shouted, âJews, wake up. Jewish blood is not given up. “
Right-wing extremist lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir also spoke out in favor of the demonstrators at the rally last week. “There is no more just demand than prosecuting those who harm our loved ones,” he said.
Right-wing legal aid organization Honenu, which represents the detainees, said police used excessive force during the demonstrations, including firing a water cannon at a teenager who protested on the street two weeks ago.
Sandak’s death led to clashes between police and protesters over the past year, with protesters alleging the police were responsible for his death and demanding legal action.
Sandak, a resident of Bat Ayin settlement, fled border police with three other youths in a car on December 21, 2020 when the car overturned and killed him.
According to police, Sandak’s group fled the police before losing control of their vehicle. Sandak’s defense lawyers consider his death a police murder; They claim that the police car hit the back of his vehicle and it went off the road.