Court orders release of 4 hilltop youths after their friend dies in police chase

The Bat Yam Magistrate’s Court has ordered police to release four hilltop youths suspected of throwing rocks at a Palestinian vehicle earlier this week, in an incident that preceded a police chase of their car which caused a crash that killed another teenager who was in the car, Ahuvia Sandak.

They have been questioned on suspicion of throwing the rocks and driving dangerously.

The court says they should be released to house arrest under restrictive conditions.

Police ask for the implementation of the decision to be delayed until it files an appeal to a district court.