Among hundreds attending a funeral for Yuri Volkov, killed last week by a motorbike driver during a dispute in a Holon crosswalk, is far-right politician Itamar Ben Gvir, who is set to become police minister when a new government is sworn in.
Ben Gvir, who campaigned partially on a law and order platform, says “the violence, vandalism, bullying that injured you injured us all.”
Volkov was stabbed to death on Wednesday evening after a brief confrontation with a motorbike driver who carried out an illegal maneuver, endangering pedestrians crossing a road.
Ben Gvir says he attended the funeral to tell Volkov’s family that “with God’s help, when I become [national security minister] I will do everything to make this violence stop.”
He blames the violence on poor education, Israel’s “driving culture” and the police, “who need to be a very strong police force, acting against these damned [people].”