7 arrested at J’lem protest over settler teen’s death in police chase last year

Seven are arrested in Jerusalem for disturbing public order at a protest over the death of a teen settler in a West Bank police chase last year.

Dozens of young right-wing protesters are rallying at the entrance to Jerusalem for the fourth time in the past week and a half.

The demonstrators attempt to block traffic from entering the center of the city at the capital’s Cords Bridge.

They chant, “Jews, wake up. Jewish blood will not be abandoned.”

Dozens of police work to clear them from the street and allow the flow of traffic.

Far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir speaks in support of the protesters at the rally.

“There is no demand more just than to prosecute those who harm our loved ones,” he says.

Ahuvia Sandak, 16, was killed in a car crash while fleeing from police in the West Bank in December 2020, allegedly after throwing rocks at Palestinians.

Sandak’s defenders view his death as a police killing; they allege that the police car hit his vehicle from behind, causing it to run off the road. Repeated protests over Sandak’s death have escalated into violence and arrests.

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